AskDefine | Define selva

Dictionary Definition

selva n : a rain forest in a tropical area [syn: tropical rain forest]

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English

Etymology

From Spanish selva.

Pronunciation

/ˈsɛlvə/

Noun

  1. Heavily forested ground in the Amazon basin.

Italian

Pronunciation

  • [ˈsɛlva]

Noun

  1. wood, forest
  2. mass, multitude, forest

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Spanish

Etymology

From Latin silva.

Pronunciation

/ˈselβa/

Noun

  1. forest

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Extensive Definition

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

Some populations are as of 2001.
selva in Catalan: Selva
selva in German: Selva (Katalonien)
selva in Spanish: Selva (comarca)
selva in Basque: Selva
selva in French: Selva (Catalogne)
selva in Italian: Selva (comarca)
selva in Dutch: Selva (comarca)
selva in Polish: Selva
selva in Romanian: Selva
selva in Russian: Сельва (комарка)
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