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Valence
Valença
Prefecture and commune
View of the city of Valence
View of the city of Valence
Coat of arms of Valence
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Drôme
Arrondissement Valence
Canton Valence-1, 2, 3 and 4
Intercommunality Valence-Romans Sud Rhône-Alpes
Area1 36.69 km2 (14.17 sq mi)
Population (2012) 62,481
 • Density 1,702.94/km2 (4,410.6/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Valentinois
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
INSEE/Postal code 26362 /26000
Elevation 106–191 m (348–627 ft)
(avg. 123 m or 404 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Valence is a city in the south of France, along the Rhône river. It is in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in the Drôme department in France.

Sister cities

Valence is twinned with:

  • Italy Asti, Italy, since 1966
  • Germany Biberach an der Riss, Germany, since 1967
  • United Kingdom Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom, since 1969
  • Armenia Ijevan, Armenia, since 1996
  • Israel Gedera, Israel, since 1997


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