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Comunidad Valenciana

Comunidad Valenciana (Catalan Comunitat Valenciana, or historically País Valencià) is an autonomous region (comunidad autónoma) in the east of Spain.

Languages: Spanish; Catalan.

Major cities and notable towns:

  • Valencia (Catalan València), capital of the province of the same name, famous festival of the Fallas in March 19.
  • Castellón de la Plana (Catalan Castelló de la Plana), capital of the province of the same name.
  • Alicante (Catalan Alacant), capital of the province of the same name, famous for its hard nougat or turrón duro (Catalan torró).
  • Jijona[?] (Catalan Xixona), famous for its soft nougat or turrón de Jijona (Catalan torró de Xixona).
  • Elche (Catalan Elx), famous for the wood of palm trees called Palmeral, and for the Mystery Play, which has been declared part of World Heritage by the UNESCO.
  • Villareal[?], important producer of ceramics and brick.
  • Elda[?], important producer of shoes.
  • Buñol[?] (Catalan Bunyol) famous for the Tomatina, on the last wednesday of August.

Includes the provinces (Spanish administrative division):

Major rivers:

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