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Las Provincias

Las Provincias
TypeRegional daily newspaper
Owner(s)Grupo Vocento
PublisherFederico Domenech SA
Founded30 January 1886; 138 years ago (1886-01-30)
Political alignment
Sister newspapers
OCLC number918393908

Las Provincias is a regional newspaper published in Valencia, Spain. Founded in 1886, it is one of the oldest publications in the country.

History and profile

Las Provincias was first published in Valencia in January 1886.[1] The paper is part of the Vocento Group[2][3] and is published by Federico Domenech SA.[4] The daily has six local editions published in La Ribera, Camp de Morvedre, La Costera, La Safor, La Marina and Castellon.[2][4] Its sister newspapers include ABC, El Correo Español, El Diario Vasco and La Verdad, all of which are part of the Vocento Group.[3]

Las Provincias has a right-wing political stance.[5] In the 1960s the paper opposed the attempts of intellectuals to revive the culture and language of the region.[1]

The paper has a supplement, namely XL Semanal.[6]


Las Provincias sold 58,354 copies in 1993.[7][8] Its circulation was 42,905 copies in 2002.[3] It was 28,000 copies in 2011.[9] The paper had a circulation of 20,771 copies in 2014.[2]


  1. ^ a b Helena Buffery; Elisenda Marcer (2010). Historical Dictionary of the Catalans. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. pp. 24, 43. ISBN 978-0-8108-7514-2.
  2. ^ a b c "Las Provincias". Vocento. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b c David Ward (2004). "A Mapping Study of Media Concentration and Ownership in Ten European Countries" (PDF). Dutch Media Authority. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Las Provincias". Publicitas. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  5. ^ Miles Roddis (2002). Costa Blanca. Lonely Planet. p. 56. ISBN 978-1-74059-032-7.
  6. ^ "Tom on the Cover". Tom Cruise Forever. 2 January 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  7. ^ "The Daily Press". Contenidos. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Facts of Spain". Florida International University. Archived from the original on 21 June 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Las Provincias". Cesanamedia Italy. Archived from the original on 23 February 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
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