Welcome to Valencia


Brief information about the Valencia

Its metropolitan area extends past the administrative city limits with a population of around 1.6 million people. Valencia is Spain's third largest metropolitan area, with a population that range from 1.7 to 2.5 million based on the way the metropolitan area is defined. The Port of Valencia is the busiest container port on the Mediterranean Sea and the container port in Europe.

The town is rated at town in the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. Valencia known as Valentia Edetanorum and was founded as a Roman colony by the consul Decimus Junius Brutus Callaicus in 138 BC. In 714 Moroccan and Arab Moors occupied the town, introducing their language, religion and customs; they executed enhanced irrigation systems and the cultivation of plants as well.

Valencia was the Taifa of Valencia's funding. In 1238 the Christian king James I of Aragon conquered the city and divided the property among the nobles who helped him conquer it, as witnessed from the Llibre del Repartiment. He produced a new law to the town, the Furs of Valencia, which have been extended to the rest of the Kingdom of Valencia.

In the 18th century Philip V of Spain abolished the rights punishment into the realm of Valencia for aligning with the Habsburg side in the War of the Spanish Succession.

It also functioned during the Second Spanish Republic, as funding between 1937 and 1936. The town is located on the banks of the Turia, on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, fronting the Gulf of Valencia on the Mediterranean Sea. Its historic center is one of the largest in Spain, with approximately 169 ha (420 acres); this heritage of historical monuments, views and cultural attractions makes Valencia one of the country's most popular tourist destinations.

Due to its long history, this is a town with numerous popular celebrations and traditions, such as the Fallas (featuring the traditional Spanish dish paella), which have been announced as Fiestas of National Tourist Interest of Spain in 1965 and Intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in November 2016.

By 1991 to 2015, Rita Barberá Nolla was the mayor of the city, however in 2015, Joan Ribó from Coalició Compromís, became mayor.