The Valencian Country or the Valencian Community (official names), also called València or Valencia (unofficial names) (Catalan: País Valencià, Comunitat Valenciana, València; Spanish: País Valenciano, Comunidad Valenciana, Valencia) is a historical region and an autonomous community belonging politically to Spain and culturally to the Catalan Countries. Its capital is the city of València. It has 4 806 908 inhabitants (2006) on an area of 22 826 km².
The two traditional languages are Catalan—generally called Valencian—in the majority of the territory and Spanish in some peripherical areas located in the West and in the South. Both languages are official within the autonomous community, Spanish being also the official language of the whole Spanish state.
- See the autonomy status of the Valencian Community, "Preàmbul", p. 5 (in Catalan).