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 (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.


(Spanish baˈlenθja)
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)


(vəˈlɛn ʃi ə, -ʃə, -si ə)

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
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Contract notice: management, control and development services for the integrated sustainable urban development strategy of the cabanyal-canyamelar-cap de frana neighborhood of the valencia city council (edusi 3c)
CAMP BANCASI, Butuan City - Government authorities found a cache of bomb-making materials left in the outskirts of Purok 5, Barangay Lumbo, in Valencia City, Bukidnon province, on Thursday.
Authorities on Thursday said they have recovered a cache of bombs and other explosive materials in Barangay Lumbo in Valencia City in Bukidnon province.
Lactao's statement somehow gained credence amid reports that another two members of another lumad group were slain, this time in the village of Lilingayon in Valencia City, Bukidnon last Sunday by the NPA.
At least 41 houses in Valencia City were also damaged by the flashflood.
The regional Office of Civil Defense said the dead in southern Bukidnon province's Valencia City included a 6-month-old girl and three other children aged 6 to 9 who drowned Tuesday.
Joas Dignos, who commented on local issues in his weekday show, 'Bombardier' on DXGT radio, was shot in the head by motorcycle-riding men in Valencia City in the southern island of Mindanao late on Friday, police said.
Speaking at a visit to housing construction process in Valencia city on Tuesday, Molina said that due to mutual cooperation between Iran and Venezuela, Venezuela is witnessing an unprecedented growth in the housing sector.
In 2006 and 2008, several surveys revealed that parasitism afflicted the populace of Valencia City, Bukidnon, Southern Philippines.
The expo which spans a veritable showcase of high-end Valencian habitat products, which is being targeted at the UAE and regional market in the wake of the realty boom also have a section on European children's fashion and a photo exhibition on the views of the Valencia city ranging from traces of the medieval past to challenging structures of contemporary architecture.
However, a few years after she moved in, Valencia City Council started to grant licences for nightclubs, bars, and other places of entertainment.
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