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Valencia (province)

This article is about the province in Spain. For the city, see Valencia, Spain. For all other uses, see Valencia (disambiguation).


Valencia (Spanish: [baˈlenθja]) or València (Valencian: [vaˈlensia]) is a province of Spain, in the central part of the Valencian Community.

It is bordered by the provinces of Alicante, Albacete, Cuenca, Teruel, Castellón, and the Mediterranean Sea. The northwestern side of the province is in the mountainous Sistema Ibérico area.

Part of its territory, the Rincón de Ademuz, is an exclave sandwiched between the provinces of Cuenca and Teruel.

Of the province's 2,587,503 people, one-third live in the capital, Valencia, 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:

Coordinates: 39°20′N 0°50′W / 39.333°N 0.833°W / 39.333; -0.833


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