Girona is a city in northeastern Spain on the Costa Brava, which is near the French border.
The Romans originally built Girona and its original city walls survived until the late 19th century when the walls were demolished, allowing for city expansion.
Girona’s history includes twenty-five sieges, during which it was captured seven times. In May of 1809, thirty-five thousand French Napolenoic troops besieged the town, which held out until December 12, 1809 when it was forced to capitulate because of disease and famine.
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