Comunidad Valenciana

Valencian Community

The Valencian Community is an autonomous community of Spain. It is located along the Mediterranean coast on the east side of the Iberian peninsula. The inhabitants call themselves Valencians, a nationality, and have their own language called Valencian. Since 1982 they have self-government under the Generalitat Valenciana, self-government institutions under the Statute of Autonomy of 1982.

The region has a narrow coastal plain but the rest is craggy, with some high peaks up to some 1,800 m asl. There are almost no natural resources, so there is no relevant mining. But there are several karst areas and a number of show caves. Most of the Spanish cave paintings are found in this area. They are listed on the UNESCO WHL as Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula.

There are also numerous subterranea, cave houses, ice cellars in the mountains, and so-called Moorish Caves.