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Chemun de Sëlva
Comune di Selva dVG
Gemeinde Wolkenstein in Gröden
Wolkenstein 4577.jpg
Sëlva is locatit in Italy
Location o Sëlva in Italy
Coordinates: 46°33′N 11°46′E / 46.550°N 11.767°E / 46.550; 11.767Coordinates: 46°33′N 11°46′E / 46.550°N 11.767°E / 46.550; 11.767
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceSooth Tyrol (BZ)
 • MayorPeter Mussner (SVP)
 • Total53.2 km2 (20.5 sq mi)
1,563 m (5,128 ft)
 (Nov. 2010)
 • Tot2,637
 • Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s)German: Wolkensteiner
Italian: gardenesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialin code0471
WabsteidOffeecial wabsteid

Sëlva (Aboot this soondpronunciation , German: Wolkenstein in Gröden; Italian: Selva di Val Gardena) is a comune (municipality) in the Val Gardena in Sooth Tyrol, northren Italy, locatit aboot 30 kilometre (19 mi) east o the ceety o Bolzano. The Ladin place name derives frae the Laitin silva ("firth").

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o 30 Dizember 2010, it haed a population o 2,637 an a aurie o 53.2 square kilometre (20.5 sq mi).[1] Sëlva borders the follaein municipalities: Badia, Campitello di Fassa, Canazei, Corvara, San Martin de Tor, an Santa Cristina Gherdëina.

It is aiblins best kent as ane o the stairtin points o the Sella Ronda ski tour.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coat-o-airms[eedit | eedit soorce]

The emblem is quairterly, the first an third corners are per bend an per fess nebuly o argent an gules; the seicont an third corners are indentit o azur an argent on a sable tap. The emblem represents the insignia o the Lairds o Wolkenstein who built the local castle in 1291. The emblem wis adoptit in 1968.[2]

Society[eedit | eedit soorce]

Linguistic distribution[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae the 2011 census, 89.74% o the population speak Ladin, 5.11% Italian an 5.15% German as first leid.[3]

Demographic evolution[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Aw demographics an ither statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. Heraldry of the World: Sëlva
  3. "Volkszählung 2011/Censimento della popolazione 2011". astat info. Provincial Statistics Institute of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol (38): 6–7. June 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-14.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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