The Valencian Community (Valencian and official: Comunitat Valenciana; Spanish: Comunidad Valenciana) is an autonomous community located in central to south-eastern Spain. It is divided in three provinces, from South to North: Alicante/Alacant, Valencia/València and Castellón/Castelló (names in Spanish/Valencian).
It has 518 km of coastline on the Mediterranean and covers 23,259 km² of land with 4.8 million inhabitants (2005). The Valencian Community also administers the tiny coastal Columbretes islands and the Tabarca islet, together with an exclave called Rincón de Ademuz. These borders largely reflect those of the historic Kingdom of Valencia.
According to the Statute of Autonomy, Valencia is recognized as a nationality. The official languages are Spanish and Valencian (name given to Catalan language). The capital of the autonomous community is the city of Valencia.