Santiago do Cacém

A Portuguese city in the District of Setúbal, Alentejo region and sub-region of Alentejo Litoral, with a resident population of around 7 600 inhabitants. Its name derives from the Moorish Governor Kassim and the Order of Santiago. The coast of Santiago do Cacém is about 15kms away. from the city, it has an extension of 9 kms. and in it we can find the beaches of Lagoa de Santo André (river and maritime), Monte Velho, Areias Brancas and Fonte do Cortiço. It is the seat of one of the largest municipalities in Portugal, with 1059.77 km² in area and about 30,000 inhabitants, subdivided into 11 parishes.

The municipality is limited to the north by the term of Grândola, northeast by Ferreira do Alentejo, east by Aljustrel, south by Ourique and Odemira and west by Sines and has a coastline in the Atlantic Ocean. It is the only municipality in the whole Alentejo that contains 2 cities within its term. More interesting is the fact that it also has 3 villas.