The elevation of the city is 1,700 feet. Valencia is located in a valley, surrounded by a mountain range called Cordillera de la costa. On the eastern outskirts of the city lies Lake Valencia, Venezuela's second largest lake.
Due to its cleanliness, effective public works, good police security, Venezuelans see Valencia as the nation's model city.
A modern subway system is being constructed that will connect the downtown with the most remote suburbs of the city.
The airport, Arturo Michelena International Airport (SVVA), ranks 3rd in traffic actvity.