Valencia, home of the orange!

Bordering the Mediterranean, this is the summer playground for millions of Europeans, particularly along the Costa Blanca in the province of Alicante. Its most famous resort is certainly Benidorm.



But Valencia is also an important agricultural region, producing a large part of Spain's orange crops but also its rice. This is the homeland of the national rice-based dish, Paella.

Population: City (Census 2001): 738,441
Region (1/2008): 5,016,348 of whom 838,224 (16.7%) are foreigners
This is home to many sun-loving expats including in 2008 134,000 (registered) British, 41,000 Germans and so on. But it is also home to many migrant workers: 200,000 South Americans, 81,000 from Algeria and Marocco, etc..

City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia

City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia

Web sites:

Regional government

Tourist info: city
Costa Blanca
Americas Cup info.

The Churches

Membership: (PTL 1997) 9,626
Churches: 175
Towns with over 5,000 inhabitants with no evangelical church: 61 (Decisión 2008)
List of unreached towns in Valencia province. Click on lower left hand map for other provinces.

Prayer and projects

We have been notified of a missionary couple in Valencia who are church planting among students. More here.