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Sils, Girona

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Sils
Monument at entrance to Sils

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Location in Catalonia
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Sils (Spain)
Coordinates: 41°48′N 2°45′E / 41.800°N 2.750°E / 41.800; 2.750Coordinates: 41°48′N 2°45′E / 41.800°N 2.750°E / 41.800; 2.750
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
ProvinceGirona
ComarcaSelva
Government
 • MayorEduard Colomé Ribas (2019)[1]
Area
 • Total29.9 km2 (11.5 sq mi)
Elevation
76 m (249 ft)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total5,969
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Silenc, silenca
Websitewww.sils.cat

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.

Demography

1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2007
1221 1362 1586 1923 2058 4347

Lake Sils

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.[4]

A seasonal pond, one of the remaining vestiges of ancient Lake Sils.
A seasonal pond, one of the remaining vestiges of ancient Lake Sils.
Image of a marsh in the former lake basin. Summer 2008.
Image of a marsh in the former lake basin. Summer 2008.

References

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de Sils". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Sils". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  4. ^ Estany de Sils - Una breu història
  • Panareda Clopés, Josep Maria; Rios Calvet, Jaume; Rabella Vives, Josep Maria (1989). Guia de Catalunya, Barcelona:Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-01-3 (Spanish). ISBN 84-87135-02-1 (Catalan).



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