22 Facts About Valencian Community


Valencian Community, and the Valencian Country or the Land of Valencia is an autonomous community of Spain.

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Many Valencian Community people speak Valencian Community, a Romance language which is the region's own co-official language, known as Catalan in other regions.

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On one hand, "Valencian Community Country" represented the modern conception of nationality that resurged in the 19th century.

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Pre-Roman autochthonous people of the Valencian Community were the Iberians, who were divided in several groups .

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Valencian Community is further divided into 34 comarques and 542 municipalities .

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Valencian Community territory has few natural resources; the only important mineral deposit is the marble quarried in Alicante province.

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The typical Valencian Community business is a small-to-medium-sized company, mainly family-owned and operated, although there are some multinationals.

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Valencian Community was repressed and persecuted during Franco's dictatorship in favor of Spanish.

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Valencian Community is traditionally spoken in the more densely populated coastal areas where Catalan settlers introduced their language in the Middle Ages.

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Thanks to its implementation in public administration and the education system in recent decades, knowledge of Valencian Community has increased phenomenally both in absolute and relative terms, most significantly in the case of its written standard.

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Valencian Community is served by three international airports: Alicante Airport, Valencia Airport and Castellon–Costa Azahar Airport.

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Valencian Community has an extensive rail system which connects the principal cities with the rest of Spain such as the Euromed towards Catalonia and AVE towards Madrid, or northern and southern Spain, both run by the Spanish national rail company RENFE.

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In point 20 of article 149 of the Spanish Constitution, referring to the exclusive powers of the State, direct reference is made to the ownership of the ports of general interest, which in the Valencian Community case are those of Alicante, Castellon, Valencia, Sagunt and Gandia.

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Some main ports managed by the Valencian Community Government are those of Altea, Benicarlo, Benidorm, Borriana, Calp, Cullera, Denia, Tabarca, Xabia, Moraira, Peniscola, Santa Pola, Torrevieja, La Vila Joiosa, Vinaros, etc.

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State Education in Spain and the Valencian Community is free and compulsory from six to sixteen years of age.

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Children from three to five years old in the Valencian Community have the option of attending the infantil or pre-school stage, which is non-compulsory and free for all students.

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Valencian Community is home to a number of prestigious universities like the University of Valencia, founded in 1499.

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All the other autonomous communities in Spain, including the monolingual ones, have public-service broadcasters, with the Valencian Community being the only exception despite being the fourth most populated.

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In 2016 the renewed Valencian Community government announced that a new public media corporation was to be created.

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Valencian Community gastronomy is of great variety, although their more international dishes are rice-based, like the Valencian Community known worldwide.

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The emblem of the Valencian Community Generalitat includes the heraldry of King Peter IV of Aragon, representative of the historical Kingdom of Valencia, whose shield is inclined towards the right, or, four bars Gules.

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One of the most recognized and representative Valencian Community symbols are the music and dance of the Muixeranga, ancient tradition of human towers preserved for the last 4 centuries, during the Festivity of La Mare de Deu de la Salut Festival of Algemesi, recognized-UNESCO "intangible heritage of humanity".

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