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").

Chemun de Sëlva
Comune di Selva dVG
Gemeinde Wolkenstein in Gröden
Sëlva is located 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)
1563 m (5,128 ft)
 (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
Diallin code0471
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

Geografie eedit

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.

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Coat-o-airms eedit

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]

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Linguistic distribution eedit

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

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References eedit

  1. Aw demographics an ither statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. "Heraldry of the World: Sëlva". Archived frae the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  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.

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