Ribera Alta is an interior region of Valencia, with a total area of 979.5 km² and a population of 220,000 inhabitants, which has a population density of about 200 inhabitants per square kilometer. Given that the average density of Valencia is 173 inhabitants / km², the Ribera Alta region is above regional average.
It has been established as the best regional entity best to promote initiatives and form part of certain European programs directed primarily in the region of La Ribera. In order to be able to develop its activities the Mancomunitat receives funds from the municipalities that form it and subsidies from several public bodies. The Plenary of the Mancomunitat is the supreme organ of government and administration of the entity and is composed of members representing the member municipalities. The Chair, Vice-Chairs, the Governing Board and several informative commissions complete the spectrum of the governing bodies of the Community.
Currently, the Mancomunitat is a fully consolidated administrative body which offers more than 25 specific services in municipal management (provision of equipment and common materials, document storage, crane, sanctions management, drinking water supply), environment (collection waste, abandoned animals, technical reports), social services (direct assistance, protection of children at risk, dependency, drug prevention, consumer attention), culture (regional studies, promotion of the Valencian language, adult education, traffic education) housing office or legal assistance to women, etc.