Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Figueras, a frontier town of Spain, is in the province of Gerona, 20 miles W. of the town of that name, and is situated on a cultivated plain which produces olives and rice. The manufacture of leather and paper is carried on, and there is some trade with France. There is a strong and well-entrenched fortification, and the citadel accommodates a large garrison. The town was several times taken and retaken during the Peninsular War.