Valencian Community

autonomous community of Spain

The Valencian Community (Valencian: Comunitat Valenciana), also unofficially called the Valencian Country (País Valencià), is an autonomous community in the eastern Spain with a population of around 5,000,000. Its capital and biggest city is Valencia, with a population of nearly 800,000 people.

Valencian Community
Comunitat Valenciana  (Valencian)
Comunidad Valenciana  (Spanish)
Flag of the Valencian Community
Coat-of-arms of the Valencian Community
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; -0.750
Country Spain
ProvincesAlicante, Castellón, Valencia
 • TypeDevolved government in a constitutional monarchy
 • BodyGeneralitat Valenciana
 • PresidentXimo Puig (PSPV-PSOE)
 • Total23,255 km2 (8,979 sq mi)
 • Rank8th (4.6% of Spain)
 • Total5,057,353
 • Density220/km2 (560/sq mi)
 • Pop. rank
4th (10.6% of Spain)
valencià, -ana (va)

valenciano, -na (es)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 code
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.



The second-largest city of the Valencian Community is Alicante, with a population of 332,000. The city of Elche, located in the Alicante province, is an important industrial centre, with a population of 230,000. Castellón de la Plana, the capital of the Castellón province, have a population of around 170,000.


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