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Sils, Girona

Sils, Girona
Municipality
Monument at entrance to Sils
Monument at entrance to Sils
Flag of Sils, Girona
Flag
Coat of arms of Sils, Girona
Coat of arms
Sils, Girona is located in Catalonia
Sils, Girona
Sils, Girona
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates:
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Girona
Comarca Selva
Government
 • Mayor Martí Nogué i Selva
Area
 • Total 29.9 km2 (11.5 sq mi)
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 4,347
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Silenc, silenca
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

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.

Contents

  • Demography 1
  • Lake Sils 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

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.[1]
A seasonal pond, one of the remaining vestiges of ancient Lake Sils.
Image of a marsh in the former lake basin. Summer 2008.

References

  1. ^ 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).

External links

  • Official website (Catalan)
  • Information - Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan)
  • Information - Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya (Catalan)
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