Sils, Girona

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Monument at entrance to Sils
Monument at entrance to Sils
Flag of Sils
Coat of arms of Sils
Coat of arms
Sils is located in Province of Girona
Location in Catalonia
Sils is located in Spain
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
 • MayorEduard Colomé Ribas (2019)[1]
 • Total29.9 km2 (11.5 sq mi)
76 m (249 ft)
 • Total5,969
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Silenc, silenca

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.


1900 1930 1950 1970 1986 2007
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Lake Sils[edit]

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.
Image of a marsh in the former lake basin. Summer 2008.


  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.
  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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