Place:Valencia, Spain

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NameValencia
Alt namesLand of Valencia
Comunidad Valencianasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Valenciasource: 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 regionsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Valentiasource: Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 359
Valènciasource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) XII, 240
TypeAutonomous community
Coordinates39.467°N 0.367°W
Located inSpain     (1982 - )
Contained Places
Province
Alicante ( 1833 - )
Castellón
Valencia
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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The Valencian Community (;  ;  ; also known in Valencian as País Valencià) is an autonomous community of Spain located in the 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 nationality of Spain. The official languages are Valencian (as Catalan is known in this territory) and Spanish.

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