|Alt names||Land of Valencia|
|Comunidad Valenciana||source: Getty Vocabulary Program|
|Valencia||source: Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) p 610; Columbia Encyclopedia (1975); Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) XII, 240; Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 73; USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers; Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)|
|Valencia region||source: Getty Vocabulary Program|
|Valentia||source: Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 359|
|València||source: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) XII, 240|
|Located in||Spain (1982 - )|
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The Valencian Community is an autonomous community of Spain located in central and south-eastern Iberian Peninsula. Its capital and largest city is Valencia. The region is divided into three provinces: Alicante, Castellón and Valencia, and thirty four comarques.
It has 518 km of Mediterranean coastline and covers 23,259 km² of land with 5.1 million inhabitants (2009). Its borders largely reflect those of the historic Kingdom of Valencia.
The current version of the Valencian Statute of Autonomy (2006) declares the Valencian Community a nationality of Spain. The official languages are Valencian (as Catalan is known in this territory) and Spanish.