Province of Valencia

Province of Valencia
Provincia de Valencia (in Spanish)
Província de València (in Catalan)
Province
Platja de la Patacona d'Alboraia
Platja de la Patacona d'Alboraia
Coat of arms of Province of Valencia
Coat of arms
Map of Spain with Province of Valencia highlighted
Map of Spain with Province of Valencia highlighted
Country Spain
Autonomous community Valencian
Capital Valencia
Area
 • Total 10,763 km2 (4,156 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked
  2.13% of Spain
Population (2013)
 • Total 2,566,474 [1]
 • Rank Ranked
  5.45% of Spain
Demonym(s) Valencians
Official language(s) Spanish and Valencian
Parliament Cortes Generales
Map of the province of València and its main towns. The first crown of València metropolitan area is drawn in dark brown.

Valencia (Spanish:  [baˈlenθja]) or València (Catalan pronunciation:  [vaˈlensia]) is a province of Spain, in the central part of the Valencian Community. Of the province's 2,566,474 people (2013), [1] one-third live in the capital, Valencia, which is also the capital of the autonomous community. There are 265 municipalities in the province.

History

Although the Spanish Constitution of 1812 loosely created the province of València, a stable administrative entity does not arise until the territorial division of Spain in 1833, [2] remaining today without major changes. The Provincial Council of Valencia dates from that period. After the Valencian Statute of Autonomy of 1982, the province became part of the Valencian Community.

Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: Valencia Séng
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Валенсія (правінцыя)
davvisámegiella: Valencia eanangoddi
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Valencia-sén
한국어: 발렌시아 주
Bahasa Indonesia: Provinsi Valencia
Kiswahili: Mkoa wa Valencia
لۊری شومالی: ڤالئنسیا (آستوٙن)
Lëtzebuergesch: Provënz Valencia
Bahasa Melayu: Wilayah Valencia
norsk nynorsk: Provinsen Valencia
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Valencia (provinsiya)
Tiếng Việt: Valencia (tỉnh)