Vilajuïga

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Vilajuïga
Municipality
Skyline of Vilajuïga
Flag of Vilajuïga
Flag
Coat of arms of Vilajuïga
Coat of arms
Vilajuïga is located in Catalonia
Vilajuïga
Vilajuïga
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 42°19′41″N 3°5′43″E / 42.32806°N 3.09528°E / 42.32806; 3.09528
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Girona
Comarca Alt Empordà
Government
 • Mayor Joana Cobo Ortiz (2015)[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 13.1 km2 (5.1 sq mi)
Elevation 31 m (102 ft)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 1,190
 • Density 91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Figuerenc, figuerenca
Website www.vilajuiga.cat
A man in Spanish costume advertising Vilajuïga mineral water. Colour lithograph by L. Cappiello, ca. 1912.

Vilajuïga is a municipality in the comarca of Alt Empordà, Girona, Catalonia, Spain.

Vilajuïga's area is home to a group of Megalithic dolmens. Starting from the 10th century AD it was a possession of the monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes. In the nearby is also the Quermançó Castle, documented from 1073.

The mineral water, Aigua de Vilajuïga, comes from here. It was reputed to be the only water drunk by the surrealist painter Salvador Dalí.[3]

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