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Figueres

(fēgā`rəs) or

Figueras

(–räs) town (1990 pop. 34,463), Girona prov., NE Spain, in Catalonia, near the French border. Traditionally a fortified city because of its strategic location, it is now an important communications center. Its manufactures include chemicals, textiles, and cement. In the Spanish civil war Figueres served briefly as the seat of the Loyalist government. Its 18th-century fortress is now a prison. Salvador DalíDalí, Salvador
, 1904–89, Spanish painter. At first influenced by futurism, in 1924 Dalí came under the influence of the Italian painter de Chirico and by 1929 he had become a leader of surrealism.
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 was born in Figueres, and designed the Teatre-Museu Dalí, where he is buried.
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Christiana Figueres, the former UN climate chief who helped negotiate the Paris climate agreement, said the move is "a further sign we are on the way to achieving our collective mission.
The Moroccan, born in 1989, was reportedly legally resident in Spain but had done jail time in the Catalonian city of Figueres before being released in 2012.
Dali's body was exhumed from a crypt beneath the museum in his Figueres, Catalonia, home.
Dali is buried at his museum in Figueres, close to the Costa Brava.
In the race for what has been called the "most difficult job in the world," that of UN secretary-general, Susana Malcorra of Argentina and Christiana Figueres of Costa Rica are vying for the position.
The nomination of Christiana Figueres--a daughter of Jose Figueres, three-time president of Costa Rica (1948-1949, 1953-1958, 1970-1974)--was announced during a solemn ceremony held at the Teatro Nacional (National Theater) in downtown San Jose, the nation's capital.
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But asked if Brexit was a "rock in the road" for driving investment into the shift to a low carbon economy, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres said that was not the case.
Price includes Return direct flights from Newcastle 7 nights HB hotel accommodation (3 on the Spanish coast & 4 in Amelie-les-Bains in France) Full day excursion to Carcassonne and Rennes-le-Chateau Free time in Figueres and Barcelona Services of a tour representative Holidays organised by Preferred Travel Services ABTA W3692 ATOL protected 5537.
The very unfortunate circumstance we have now is the overlap of a very intense El Nino that has been magnified by climate change, said Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
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