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Sineu is one of the most characteristic villages in the Pla de Mallorca region.
Formerly, the extension of the whole municipality included Lloret de Vistalegre and Sant Joan. Sineu is located in the heart of Pla de Mallorca, surrounded by villages. It borders with Costitx, Maria of the Salut, Llubí, Ariany, Petra and the mentioned Lloret and Sant Joan. To the north, it borders on Inca, the capital of the Es Raiguer region.
The etymological origin of Sineu is often related to that of an ancient Roman town, Sinium. Currently, the municipality of Sineu has more than 3,600 inhabitants, a figure that has increased during the last decades after suffering a demographic crisis by the end of the 20th century.
Sineu has a diversified economy. Agriculture is still important and its weekly market is one of the most traditional and bigger on the island. The industrial activity also remains on the village and the activity of artisans still survives, while the services sector has its highlights in a varied offer of restaurants and rural tourism.
Sineu's spring fair is one of the oldest on the island, and, together with the festivities of Sant Marc, it concentrates a large part of the "market activities" in the Pla de Mallorca for a few weeks.
Another important event is Saint Thomas' Fair (Fira de Matances or Slaughter Display). The most outstanding festivities of the municipality are the Festivities of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, which include the popular festival of Es Much, as well as Easter time, with one of the most outstanding processions of Mallorca.