Located in the northeast quadrant of Portugal right into the heart of Ribacôa region, the Municipality of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo is composed of 17 parishes spread across an area of 508.72 Km2 and 6260 inhabitants, according to the 2011 census. It borders with the municipalities of Almeida, Pinhel, V. N. Foz Côa, and Freixo de Espada à Cinta. On the east side still borders with the Spanish province of Salamanca. The three main rivers that limit it are the Douro, Côa, and Águeda.