Silla, Valencia

Silla (Valencian: ['siʎa]) is a municipality in the comarca of Horta Sud in the Valencian Community, Spain. According to the 2014 census,[2] The municipality has a population of 18,644 inhabitants.

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Flag of Silla
Coat of arms of Silla
Coat of arms
Silla is located in Spain
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
ComarcaHorta Sud
Judicial districtCarlet
 • AlcaldeVicent Zaragozá Alberola (PSPV-PSOE)
 • Total25 km2 (10 sq mi)
8 m (26 ft)
 • Total18,467
 • Density740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Siller, Sillera
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Official language(s)Valencian and Spanish
WebsiteOfficial website

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.


Municipal charter of Silla (1243)

The etymology of Silla is not known for certain. Some say that it comes from the Arabic Sila,[3] 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 peopleEdit


  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE)
  3. ^ Miguel Asín Palacios (1940). Contribución a la toponimia árabe de España. Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. p. 134.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Silla at Wikimedia Commons