Valjunquera iene una población de 410 habitantes (INE 2008) y se encuentra a 552 m sobre el nivel del mar.
Se encuentra en la cuenca del río Matarraña a la izquierda del torrente de la Val Junquera rodeado de relieves suaves y ondulados extendiéndose desde la Sierra del Lliri (689 m), el Tossal de los Frailes (614 m) y la sierra de Mirablanc (638 m). El topónimo deriva del latín valle de juncos, referencia a una val con numerosos juncos.
Parece ser que la población, antiguamente amurallada, fue fundada por los árabes, tras la conquista por parte de los cristianos pasó a la Orden militar de los Calatrava. Se conservan restos de la antigua muralla realizada con paramentos de grandes bloques de piedra sin tallar en el sureste de la población.
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