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Valencian Community

Valencian Community
Full nameValencian Community
Official name  
Native name   
Settlement typeAutonomous Community
AnthemHimne de l'Exposició
TypeDevolved government in a constitutional monarchy
BodyGeneralitat Valenciana
PresidentAlberto Fabra Part
Total Area8976.4 sq mi (23255 km2)
Area rank8th (4.6% of Spain)
Total Population5111706 (2009)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Pop. rank4th (10.6% of Spain)
valencià (m), valenciana (f)
valenciano/a (m/f)
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166-2VC
Area code+34 96
Official languagesValencian (known as Catalan elsewhere) and Spanish
Statute of Autonomy1982
10 April 2006
Patron SaintVincent Ferrer
Parliament99 deputies
Congress33 deputies (out of 350)
Senate17 senators (out of 264)

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The Valencian Community ( , -cakomuniˈtad valensiˈanaIPA; ; known alternatively as País Valencià) 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.

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