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Va·len·ci·a

 (və-lĕn′shē-ə, -chə, -sē-ə)
1. (also bä-lĕn′thyä) A region of eastern Spain on the Mediterranean coast south of Catalonia. Inhabited by Iberian peoples in early times, it was colonized by Greek and Carthaginian traders and fell to the Moors in the eighth century. The Cid ruled the region and the city of Valencia from 1094 until his death in 1099.
2. (also bä-lĕn′thyä) A city of eastern Spain on the Gulf of Valencia, an inlet of the Mediterranean Sea. First colonized by the Romans (c. 138 bc), Valencia was subsequently ruled by the Visigoths and the Moors before being incorporated into the kingdom of Aragon (1238). The city was the seat (1936-1937) of the Loyalist government during the Spanish Civil War. Spain's third-largest city, it is a major commercial and industrial center.
3. (also bä-lĕn′syä) A city of northern Venezuela west-southwest of Caracas on the western shore of Lake Valencia. Founded in 1555, it is a major industrial center.

Valencia

(Spanish baˈlenθja)
n
1. (Placename) a port in E Spain, capital of Valencia province, on the Mediterranean: the third largest city in Spain; capital of the Moorish kingdom of Valencia (1021–1238); university (1501). Pop: 780 653 (2003 est). Latin name: Valentia
2. (Placename) a region and former kingdom of E Spain, on the Mediterranean
3. (Placename) a city in N Venezuela: one of the two main industrial centres in Venezuela. Pop: 2 330 000 (2005 est)

Va•len•ci•a

(vəˈlɛn ʃi ə, -ʃə, -si ə)

n.
1. a region in E Spain on the Mediterranean: formerly a Moorish kingdom. 3,772,002.
2. a seaport in E Spain. 738,575.
3. a city in N Venezuela. 903,621.
4. a sweet orange, Citrus sinensis, orig. from the Mediterranean area.
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Noun1.Valencia - an industrial city in northern Venezuela
Republic of Venezuela, Venezuela - a republic in northern South America on the Caribbean; achieved independence from Spain in 1811; rich in oil
2.Valencia - a city in eastern Spain on the MediterraneanValencia - a city in eastern Spain on the Mediterranean; "Valencia is the third largest city in Spain"
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power