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Monument at entrance to Sils
Coat of arms
Location in Catalonia
|• Mayor||Eduard Colomé Ribas (2019)|
|• Total||29.9 km2 (11.5 sq mi)|
|Elevation||76 m (249 ft)|
|• Density||200/km2 (520/sq mi)|
Sils is a municipality in the comarca of Selva, in Catalonia, Spain. It is situated next to a former lake, which was drained in the nineteenth century. Autopista AP-7 and road N-II run through the municipality, and there is a RENFE railway station on the line between Barcelona and Girona.
Main article: Lake Sils, Catalonia
Formerly a 7 km2 lake, known as Llac de Sils or Estany de Sils existed close to this town, but it was desiccated in the 19th century and only a few residual wetlands remain. Presently some efforts are under way to try to reestablish a pond restoring a sample of the original vegetation.
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