Valence, Drôme

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Prefecture and commune
View of the city of Valence
View of the city of Valence
Coat of arms of Valence
Coat of arms
Valence is located in France
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Valence is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Coordinates: 44°56′00″N 4°53′30″E / 44.9333°N 4.8917°E / 44.9333; 4.8917Coordinates: 44°56′00″N 4°53′30″E / 44.9333°N 4.8917°E / 44.9333; 4.8917
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Drôme
Arrondissement Valence
Canton Valence-1, 2, 3 and 4
Intercommunality Valence-Romans Sud Rhône-Alpes
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Nicolas Daragon
Area1 36.69 km2 (14.17 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 62,481
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Valentinois
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 26362 /26000
Elevation 106–191 m (348–627 ft)
(avg. 123 m or 404 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Valence is a city in the south of France, along the Rhône river. It is in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in the Drôme department in France.

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