|— Comune —|
|Chemun de Sëlva
Comune di Selva dVG
Gemeinde Wolkenstein in Gröden
|Province||South Tyrol (BZ)|
|• Mayor||Peter Mussner (SVP)|
|• Total||53.2 km2 (20.5 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,563 m (5,128 ft)|
|Population (Nov. 2010)|
|• Density||50/km2 ( 130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Sëlva ( pronunciation (help·info), German: Wolkenstein in Gröden; Italian: Selva di Val Gardena) is a comune (municipality) in the Val Gardena in South Tyrol, northern Italy, located about 30 km east of the city of Bolzano. The Ladin place name derives from the Latin silva ("wood").
As of 30 December 2010, it had a population of 2,637 and an area of 53.2 km². Sëlva borders the following municipalities: Badia, Campitello di Fassa, Canazei, Corvara, San Martin de Tor, and Santa Cristina Gherdëina.
It is perhaps best known as one of the starting points of the Sella Ronda ski tour.
The emblem is quarterly, the first and third corners are per bend and per fess nebuly of argent and gules; the second and third corners are indented of azure and argent on a sable top. The emblem represents the insignia of the Lords of Wolkenstein who built the local castle in 1291. The emblem was adopted in 1968.
Linguistic distribution 
Demographic evolution 
The farmhouse Piciulëi in Sëlva Gherdëina. Southern aspect
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- Heraldry of the World: Sëlva
- "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.
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- (Italian) (German) Homepage of the municipality