La Ribera Alta
La Ribera Alta is an interior region of Valencia, with a total area of 970.1 km² and a population of approximately 220,000 inhabitants, and a density of around 200 inhabitants per square kilometer. Given that the average density of the Valencian Community is 173 / km², Ribera Alta is above the regional average.
Its location, about 35 kilometers southwest of the city of Valencia, and a good road communication with the AP-7 toll highway, place La Ribera Alta in an relevant localtion regarding the one of the main axis of communication in the European Union. Moreover, the region is crossed by the A-7 highway, linking Valencia with the peninsular Southeast (Murcia) and interior (Albacete).
The regional administrative unit of La Ribera Alta concentrates in its territory a total of 35 municipalities: Alberic, Alcàntera de Xúquer, l’Alcúdia, Alfarp, Algemesí, Alginet, Alzira, Antella, Beneixida, Benifaió, Benimodo, Benimuslem, Carcaixent, Càrcer, Carlet, Catadau, Cotes, l’Ènova, Gavarda, Guadassuar, Llombai, Manuel, Massalavés, Montserrat, Montroy, la Pobla Llarga, Rafelguaraf, Real, Sant Joanet, Sellent, Senyera, Sumacàrcer, Tous, Turís and Villanueva de Castellón. Alzira, the capital of the region, is the most populous city with about 45,000 residents.