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").

Sëlva
Chemun de Sëlva
Comune di Selva dVG
Gemeinde Wolkenstein in Gröden
Wolkenstein 4577.jpg
Sëlva is locatit in Italy
Sëlva
Sëlva
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
KintraItaly
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceSooth Tyrol (BZ)
FrazioniPlan
Govrenment
 • MayorPeter Mussner (SVP)
Area
 • Total53.2 km2 (20.5 sq mi)
Elevation
1563 m (5,128 ft)
Population
 (Nov. 2010)
 • Total2,637
 • Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s)German: Wolkensteiner
Italian: gardenesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
39048
Dialin code0471
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

GeografieEedit

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.

HistoryEedit

Coat-o-airmsEedit

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]

SocietyEedit

Linguistic distributionEedit

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

Demographic evolutionEedit

ReferencesEedit

  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. Juin 2012. Retrieved 14 Juin 2012.

Freemit airtinsEedit

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