Valencia (province)

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Valencia or València (vaˈlensia) is a province
Provinces of Spain
Spain and its autonomous communities are divided into fifty provinces .In other languages of Spain:*Catalan/Valencian , sing. província.*Galician , sing. provincia.*Basque |Galicia]] — are not also the capitals of provinces...

 of Spain
Spain
Spain , officially the Kingdom of Spain languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Spain's official name is as follows:;;;;;;), is a country and member state of the European Union located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula...

, in the central part of the Valencian Community
Valencian Community
The Valencian Community is an autonomous community of Spain located in central and south-eastern Iberian Peninsula. Its capital and largest city is Valencia...

.

It is bordered by the provinces of Alicante
Alicante (province)
Alicante or Alacant is a province of eastern Spain, in the southern part of the Valencian Community. It is bordered by the provinces of Murcia on the southwest, Albacete on the west, Valencia on the north, and the Mediterranean Sea on the east...

, Albacete
Albacete (province)
Albacete is a province of central Spain, in the southern part of the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha. It is bordered by the provinces of Granada, Murcia, Alicante, Valencia, Cuenca, Ciudad Real and Jaén....

, Cuenca
Cuenca (province)
Cuenca is a province of central Spain, in the eastern part of the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha.-Guide to the area:Located in a natural setting of beauty, the Old Town of Cuenca occupies a superb site between two river gorges. Famous are its 15th Century "hanging houses" , that appear...

, Teruel
Teruel (province)
Teruel is a province of Aragon, in the northeast of Spain. The capital is Teruel.It is bordered by the provinces of Tarragona, Castellón, Valencia , Cuenca, Guadalajara, and Zaragoza....

, Castellón
Castellón (province)
Castellón or Castelló is a province in the northern part of the Valencian Community, Spain. It is bordered by the provinces of Valencia to the south, Teruel to the west, Tarragona to the north, and by the Mediterranean Sea to the east. The western side of the province is in the mountainous...

, and the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
The Mediterranean Sea is a sea connected to the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by the Mediterranean region and almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Anatolia and Europe, on the south by North Africa, and on the east by the Levant...

. The northwestern side of the province is in the mountainous Sistema Ibérico
Sistema Ibérico
The Sistema Ibérico or Iberian System is one of the main systems of mountain ranges in Spain.It is a vast and complex system of mountain chains and massifs located in the central regions of the Iberian Peninsula, but reaching almost the Mediterranean coast in the Land of Valencia in the east.From...

 area.

Part of its territory, the Rincón de Ademuz
Rincón de Ademuz
Rincón de Ademuz is Spanish comarca constituted as an exclave of both the Region of Valencia and the province of Valencia located between the provinces of Cuenca and Teruel .-Overview:...

, is an exclave sandwiched between the provinces of Cuenca
Cuenca (province)
Cuenca is a province of central Spain, in the eastern part of the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha.-Guide to the area:Located in a natural setting of beauty, the Old Town of Cuenca occupies a superb site between two river gorges. Famous are its 15th Century "hanging houses" , that appear...

 and Teruel
Teruel (province)
Teruel is a province of Aragon, in the northeast of Spain. The capital is Teruel.It is bordered by the provinces of Tarragona, Castellón, Valencia , Cuenca, Guadalajara, and Zaragoza....

.

Of the province's 2,587,503 people, one-third live in the capital, Valencia
Valencia (city in Spain)
Valencia or València is the capital and most populous city of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third largest city in Spain, with a population of 809,267 in 2010. It is the 15th-most populous municipality in the European Union...

, which is also the capital of the autonomous community. There are 265 municipalities in the province. See List of municipalities in Valencia.

The province is historically subdivided into comarques:
  • El Camp de Túria
    Camp de Túria
    Camp de Túria is a comarca in the province of Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain.- Geography :It comprises the lower reaches of the river Turia and its adjacent territories. Borders with the region of Field Morvedre and the counties of Huerta de Valencia...

  • El Camp de Morvedre
    Camp de Morvedre
    Camp de Morvedre is a comarca in the province of Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain.- Municipalities :*Albalat dels Tarongers*Alfara de Algimia*Algar de Palancia*Algimia de Alfara*Benavites*Benifairó de les Valls*Canet d'En Berenguer*Estivella...

  • La Canal de Navarrés
    Canal de Navarrés
    Canal de Navarrés is a comarca in the province of Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain.- Municipalities :*Anna*Bicorp*Bolbaite*Chella*Enguera*Millares*Navarrés*Quesa...

  • La Costera
    Costera
    Costera is a comarca in the province of Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain.- Municipalities :*L'Alcúdia de Crespins*Barxeta*Canals*Cerdà*Estubeny*La Font de la Figuera*Genovés*La Granja de la Costera*Llanera de Ranes*Llocnou d'En Fenollet...

  • La Foia de Bunyol
  • L'Horta de València
  • Horta Nord
    Horta Nord
    Horta Nord is a comarca in the province of Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain.-Municipalities:*Albalat dels Sorells*Alboraya*Albuixech*Alfara del Patriarca*Almàssera*Bonrepòs i Mirambell*Burjassot*Emperador*Foios*Godella*Massalfassar...

  • Horta Oest
    Horta Oest
    Horta Oest is a comarca in the province of Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain.-Municipalities:*Alaquàs*Aldaia*Manises*Mislata*Paterna*Picanya*Quart de Poblet*Torrent*Xirivella...

  • Horta Sud
    Horta Sud
    Horta Sud is a comarca in the province of Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain.- Municipalities :*Albal*Alcàsser*Alfafar*Benetússer*Beniparrell*Catarroja*Lugar Nuevo de la Corona*Massanassa*Paiporta*Picassent*Sedaví*Silla...

  • Valencia
  • La Plana de Utiel
  • El Rincón de Ademuz
    Rincón de Ademuz
    Rincón de Ademuz is Spanish comarca constituted as an exclave of both the Region of Valencia and the province of Valencia located between the provinces of Cuenca and Teruel .-Overview:...

  • La Ribera Alta
    Ribera Alta (comarca)
    Ribera Alta is a comarca in the province of Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain.-Municipalities:*Alberic*Alcàntera de Xúquer*L'Alcúdia*Alfarb*Algemesí*Alginet*Alzira*Antella*Beneixida*Benifaió*Benimodo*Benimuslem*Carcaixent*Càrcer*Carlet...

  • La Ribera Baixa
    Ribera Baixa
    Ribera Baixa is a comarca in the province of Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain.-Municipalities:*Albalat de la Ribera*Almussafes*Benicull de Xúquer*Corbera*Cullera*Favara*Fortaleny*Llaurí*Polinyà de Xúquer*Riola*Sollana*Sueca...

  • La Safor
    Safor
    Safor is a comarca within the province of Valencia, Spain. The capital is the city of Gandia, but also includes the towns of Oliva, Piles and Daimús, among others...

  • Els Serrans
  • La Vall d'Albaida
    Vall d'Albaida
    Vall d'Albaida is a comarca in the province of Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain, of some 722 square kilometers and some 90,000 inhabitants around the year 2008 at some 70 Km of the city of Valencia...

  • La Vall de Cofrents