Silla, Valencia

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Silla
Municipality
Vista de Silla, Valencia.JPG
Flag of Silla
Flag
Coat of arms of Silla
Coat of arms
Silla is located in Spain
Silla
Silla
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 39°21′40″N 0°24′41″W / 39.36111°N 0.41139°W / 39.36111; -0.41139Coordinates: 39°21′40″N 0°24′41″W / 39.36111°N 0.41139°W / 39.36111; -0.41139
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Valencian Community
Province Valencia
Comarca Horta Sud
Judicial district Carlet
Government
 • Alcalde Vicent Zaragozá Alberola (PSPV-PSOE)
Area
 • Total 25 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 8 m (26 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 18,570
 • Density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Siller, Sillera
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 46460
Official language(s) Valencian and Spanish
Website Official website

Silla is a municipality in the comarca of Horta Sud in the Valencian Community, Spain. According to the 2014 census,[1] The municipality has a population of 18,644 inhabitants.

The town has six casales falleros, for the different Fallas. Silla has different cultural associations. Because of the great immigration of Andalusian people in the 1960s, Silla has got a Casa de Andalucia.

In Silla there is a very important local theater school. Founded in 1985, it is one of the first drama schools in the area.

Etymology[edit]

Municipal charter of Silla (1243)

The etymology of Silla is not known for certain. Some say that it comes from the Arabic Sila,[2] others say from Latin, and still others from Catalan meaning "the island". Among these three theories, the most commonly accepted one is that it comes from Latin, as it has been proved that there was a Roman cellar where the town is situated now.

Notable people[edit]

Javi Moreno, former footballer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE)
  2. ^ Miguel Asín Palacios (1940). Contribución a la toponimia árabe de España. Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. p. 134.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Silla at Wikimedia Commons