is the capital of the comarca
of Alt EmpordÓ, in the province of Girona
It is located at 39 metres above the sea, near the Pyrenees
and the French
border. Population 33,157 (1996).
The town was the birthplace of artist Salvador DalÝ, and houses the Teatre-Museu Gala Salvador DalÝ, a large museum designed by DalÝ himself which attracts many visitors.