Selva

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For the town in Italy, see Sëlva.
For other uses, see Selva (disambiguation).
Selva
Comarca
Localització de la Selva.svg
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Catalonia
Province Girona and Barcelona
Capital Santa Coloma de Farners
Municipalities
Area
 • Total 995.5 km2 (384.4 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 117,393
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Demonym selvatà (m.)
selvatana (f.)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Largest municipality Blanes

Selva is a coastal comarca (county) in Catalonia, Spain, located between the mountain range known as the Serralada Transversal or Puigsacalm and the Costa Brava (part of the Mediterranean coast). Unusually, it is divided between the provinces of Girona and Barcelona, with Fogars de la Selva being part of Barcelona province, and all other municipalities falling inside Girona province. Also unusually, its capital, Santa Coloma de Farners, is no longer among its larger municipalities, with the coastal towns of Blanes and Lloret de Mar having far surpassed it in size.

Selva borders the comarques of Maresme, Vallès Oriental, Osona, Garrotxa, Gironès, and Baix Empordà.

Municipalities[edit]

Some populations are as of 2001.

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