The Sil is a river in León and Galicia, Spain, a tributary of the Miño. Its total length is 225 kilometres . The source of the Sil is in the Cantabrian Mountains in the Leonese town of Villablino. It flows through the provinces of León and Ourense. The largest city on the Sil is Ponferrada . The Sil flows into the Miño upstream from Ourense.
Generally, the hierarchy between rivers is performed by taking into account which junction has more volume and length. In this case, as with the Esla and Pisuerga with the Duero, the Sil has flows larger than the Miño at the junction. There is a saying that goes, "The Miño has the fame, but the Sil gives it water" . The Sil river also surpasses the Miño in length by about 20 kilometres .
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