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HTML <figcaption> Tag

The <figcaption> tag is used to add a caption or explanations to the contents of the <figure> tag. The <figcaption> is included in the <figure> and is placed as the first or last child element. If the <figcaption> is the first embedded element, then the content will be displayed at the top of the image.

You can use only one <figcaption> in the <figure> element, but, however, it can contain other tags (<img> tag or <code>).


The <figcaption> tag comes in pairs; the content is written between the opening <figcaption> and the closing (</figcaption>) tags.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
    <p>Image of a baby</p>
      <img src="/uploads/media/default/0001/01/25acddb3da54207bc6beb5838f65f022feaa81d7.jpeg" alt="A Cute Baby" width="250" height="200">
      <figcaption>Fig.1 – Cute baby</figcaption>



The <figcaption> tag supports the Global Attributes and the Event Attributes.

Browser support

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