Huesca, the name of a province and of a town of Aragon in Spain. The province is on the French frontier, and contains some of the loftiest peaks of the Pyrenees. The south is more level, and the province has abundant pastures. The area is almost 6,000 square miles. The town, on the right bank of the Isuela, is 35 miles N.E. of Saragossa, and has good streets and squares, a fine Gothic cathedral containing some paintings, an ancient royal palace, and a university.