Valencia (autonomous community)

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Valencian Community/Valencian Country

Comunitat Valenciana  (Valencian)
Comunidad Valenciana  (Spanish)
Autonomous community Also known as País Valencià
Flag of the Valencian Community
Flag
Coat-of-arms of the Valencian Community
Coat of arms
Anthem: Himne de València
"Anthem of Valencia"
Location of the Valencian Community in Spain
Location of the Valencian Community within Spain
Coordinates: 39°30′N 0°45′W / 39.500°N 0.750°W / 39.500; -0.750Coordinates: 39°30′N 0°45′W / 39.500°N 0.750°W / 39.500; -0.750
Country Spain
CapitalValencia
ProvincesAlicante, Castellón, Valencia
Government
 • TypeDevolved government in a constitutional monarchy
 • BodyGeneralitat Valenciana
 • PresidentXimo Puig (PSPV-PSOE)
Area
 • Total23,255 km2 (8,979 sq mi)
Area rank8th (4.6% of Spain)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total5,057,353
 • Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
 • Pop. rank
4th (10.6% of Spain)
 [1]
Demonym(s)Valencian
valencià, -ana (va)

valenciano, -na (es)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 code
ES-VC
Area code+34 96
Official languagesValencian and Spanish
Statute of Autonomy1 July 1982
10 April 2006
Patron SaintVincent Ferrer
ParliamentCorts Valencianes
Congress32 deputies (out of 350)
Senate17 senators (out of 265)
HDI (2018)0.882[2]
very high · 11th
WebsiteGeneralitat Valenciana
1.^ According to the current legislation the official name is in Valencian Comunitat Valenciana.

Valencia, officially and in Valencian language called Valencian Community (unofficially: Valencian Country, Valencia Region, Region of Valencia, Land of Valencia; and historically: Kingdom of Valencia), is a Spanish autonomous community, in the east of the country. The population is around 5,000,000, and the capital and biggest city is Valencia, with near 800,000. Valencia is also the capital of the Valencia province. The second-largest city is Alicante, with 332,000, capital of the Alicante province. The city of Elche in Alicante, with 230,000, is a very important industrial centre. Castellón, with 180,000, is the capital of the Castellón province.

  1. Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Madrid, 2020.
  2. "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 13 September 2018.