Valencia

[vuh-len-shee-uh, -shuh, -see-uh; Spanish bah-len-syah or for 2, 3, -thyah]
noun
  1. Guil·ler·mo Le·ón [gee-yer-maw le-awn] /giˈyɛr mɔ lɛˈɔn/, 1909–71, Colombian diplomat and statesman: president 1962–66.
  2. a province in E Spain: the region was formerly a Moorish kingdom. 9085 sq. mi. (23,530 sq. km).
  3. a seaport in E Spain.
  4. a city in N Venezuela.
  5. a variety of the sweet orange, Citrus sinensis, originally from the Mediterranean area and cultivated extensively in Florida and California.
  6. Also Va·len·ti·a [vuh-len-shee-uh, -shuh] /vəˈlɛn ʃi ə, -ʃə/. a female given name.
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Valencia

noun
  1. 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 (vəˈlɛntɪə)
  2. a region and former kingdom of E Spain, on the Mediterranean
  3. a city in N Venezuela: one of the two main industrial centres in Venezuela. Pop: 2 330 000 (2005 est)
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Valencia

City in eastern Spain on the Mediterranean Sea.

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