What does Valencia mean?

Definitions for Valencia
vəˈlɛn ʃi ə, -ʃə, -si əva·len·ci·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Valencianoun

    an industrial city in northern Venezuela

  2. Valencianoun

    a city in eastern Spain on the Mediterranean

    "Valencia is the third largest city in Spain"


  1. Valencianoun

    City and capital of the Valencian Community (Spain)

  2. Valencianoun

    Valencian Community

  3. Valencianoun

    City in northern Venezuela


  1. Valencia

    Valencia (Valencian: València) is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third-most populated municipality in Spain, with 791,413 inhabitants. It is also the capital of the province of the same name. The wider urban area also comprising the neighbouring municipalities has a population of around 1.6 million, constituting one of the major urban areas on the European side of the Mediterranean Sea. It is located on the banks of the Turia, on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, at the Gulf of Valencia, north of the Albufera lagoon. Valencia was founded as a Roman colony in 138 BC. Islamic rule and acculturation ensued in the 8th century, together with the introduction of new irrigation systems and crops. Aragonese Christian conquest took place in 1238, and so the city became the capital of the Kingdom of Valencia. The city's population thrived in the 15th century, owing to trade with the rest of the Iberian Peninsula, Italian ports and other locations in the Mediterranean sea, becoming one of the largest European cities by the end of the century. Already harmed by the emergence of the Atlantic Ocean in detriment of the Mediterranean in the global trade networks and the insecurity created by Barbary piracy throughout the 16th century, the city's economic activity experienced a crisis upon the expulsion of the moriscos in 1609. The city became a major silk-manufacturing centre in the 18th century. The city served as the accidental seat of the Spanish Government from 1936 to 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. The city's port is the 5th-busiest container port in Europe and the busiest container port on the Mediterranean Sea. The city is ranked as a Gamma-level global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. Its historic centre is one of the largest in Spain, with approximately 169 ha (420 acres). Due to its long history, Valencia has numerous celebrations and traditions, such as the Falles, which were declared Fiestas of National Tourist Interest of Spain in 1965 and an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in November 2016. In 2022, the city was voted the world’s top destination for expats, based on criteria such as quality of life and affordability.Joan Ribó from Compromís has been the mayor of Valencia since 2015.


  1. valencia

    Valencia typically refers to the combining capacity of an atom, molecule, or ion; it is also known as valency. It represents the total number of electrons that an atom can lose, gain, or share to form a chemical bond with another atom. The term is also used in other fields with variations in meaning, such as in music where it refers to emotional expressions, and in linguistics where it denotes the number of arguments a verb can take.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Valencianoun

    a kind of woven fabric for waistcoats, having the weft of wool and the warp of silk or cotton

  2. Etymology: [Perhaps fr. Valence in France.]


  1. Valencia

    Valencia, or València, is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona, with around 809,000 inhabitants in the administrative centre. Valencia is also Spain's third largest metropolitan area, with a population ranging from 1.7 to 2.5 million. The city has global city status. The Port of Valencia is the 5th busiest container port in Europe and the largest on the Mediterranean Sea, with a trade volume of 4.21 million TEU's. Valencia was founded as a Roman colony in 138 BC. The city is situated on the banks of the Turia, on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, fronting the Gulf of Valencia on the Mediterranean Sea. Its historic centre is one of the largest in Spain, with approximately 169 acres; this heritage of ancient monuments, views and cultural attractions makes Valencia one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Major monuments include Valencia Cathedral, the Torres de Serranos, the Torres de Quart, the Llotja de la Seda, and the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències, an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela. The Museu de Belles Arts de València houses a large collection of paintings from the 14th to the 18th centuries, including works by Velázquez, El Greco, and Goya, as well as an important series of engravings by Piranesi. The Institut Valencià d'Art Modern houses both permanent collections and temporary exhibitions of contemporary art and photography.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Valencia

    a city of Spain, once the capital of a kingdom, now of a fertile province of the name; is situated on the shores of the Mediterranean, 3 m. from the mouth of the Guadalaviar, in the midst of a district called the Huerta, which is watered by the river, and grows oranges, citron, almond, mulberry-trees in richest luxuriance, the fruits of which it exports; is an archbishop's see, and contains a large Gothic cathedral, a picture gallery, and a university with a large library; has silk, cloth, leather, cigar, floor-tile manufactures, and exports grain and silk besides fruits.

  2. Valencia

    a city of Venezuela, in a rich district, on a lake of the same name; large numbers of cattle, horses, and mules are reared in the neighbourhood.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. valencia

    (anc. Valentia). An ancient city of Spain, capital of the ancient kingdom and modern province of the same name, on the Turia, about 2 miles from the sea, and 190 miles east-southeast from Madrid. Valencia is a very ancient city. It was destroyed by Pompey, and rebuilt by Sertorius. It was taken by the Goths in 413, from whom it was captured by the Moors in 714. From the Moorish sway it was rescued in 1094 by the Cid, from whom it is sometimes called Valentia del Cid. The Moors once more got possession of it in 1101, but were compelled finally to relinquish it in 1238. It was taken by the Earl of Peterborough in 1705, but submitted to the Bourbons after the unfortunate battle of Almanza, in 1707. It resisted the attempts made on it by Marshal Moncey, but was taken from the Spaniards with a garrison of more than 16,000 men, and immense stores, by the French under Suchet, January 9, 1812; and held by them till 1813.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Valencia is ranked #475 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Valencia surname appeared 70,000 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 24 would have the surname Valencia.

    89.2% or 62,461 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    5.3% or 3,724 total occurrences were White.
    3.2% or 2,296 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.2% or 847 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 350 total occurrences were Black.
    0.4% or 322 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Valencia in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Valencia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Valencia in a Sentence

  1. Phil Neville:

    The sessions that I did at Manchester United and the sessions that I did at Valencia were no different than the sessions I did for my women’s team last year, it’s football played on the same pitch, with the same size balls, with a referee, with supporters in the stadium and ultimately the same goal, and that’s to win.

  2. Rafael Andres:

    With him, the PP has lacked bravery and a clear stance, which is what the country and Valencia need.

  3. Ben Valencia and Luis Marmolejo:

    She offered to provide the gay couple with a list of bakeries that would meet their needs, but she said the men simply walked out of the store. A few days later she received a telephone call from the local newspaper. The gay couple had gone public — and had accused the Delorme family of discrimination. It just kind of makes you feel dehumanized, Ben Valencia told the News-Journal. People shouldn't have to worry about going into a business, especially a public business that serves the public, and have to worry about being turned away for something, for who you are.

  4. Anna Valencia:

    Chicago Alderman Nick Sposato told Fox News this past summer. Chicago’s city clerk, Anna Valencia, says that there will be a strong four-point application process that a person must navigate in order to get an ID, and that the cards come with hidden security features. The city says it is preparing to release the types of documentation it will accept from an applicant to prove identity. I ca n’t go into all the details of what is the security features because we want to keep that private so no one duplicates these, but we feel very confident in our security features for the card.

  5. Aloys Vimards:

    The convoy is expected to reach Valencia by Saturday evening, but that is all very dependent to the weather.

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    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    A butch
    B proprietary
    C ectomorphic
    D omnifarious

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