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Dordogne

(dôrdô`nyə), department (1990 pop. 387,500), SW France. PérigueuxPérigueux
, city (1990 pop. 32,848), capital of Dordogne dept., SW France, on the Isle River. A commercial center and transportation hub, it is famous for the pâtés that are its chief exports.
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 is the capital; BergeracBergerac
, town (1990 pop. 27,886), Dordogne dept., SW France, in Périgord, on the Dordogne River. It is a farm-trade and processing center. It also has boiler works, foundries, chemical plants, and shoe factories. Possessed by the English in the 14th cent.
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 the other chief town. There are many prehistoric sites in the department.

Dordogne,

river, c.305 mi (490 km) long, rising near the Puy de Sancy in the Auvergne Mts., S central France. It flows southwest to join the Garonne River N of Bordeaux and to form the Gironde. The upper and middle Dordogne valley has become a popular tourist attraction. There are famous vineyards along the river's lower course.

Dordogne

1. a river in SW France, rising in the Auvergne Mountains and flowing southwest and west to join the Garonne river and form the Gironde estuary. Length: 472 km (293 miles)
2. a department of SW France, in Aquitaine region. Capital: P?rigueux. Pop.: 392 291 (2003 est.). Area: 9224 sq. km (3597 sq. miles)
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After lunch, you have the option of heading down to the banks of the Dordogne to hire a canoe for an exploration of the river, or a gentle cycle back to the campsite for a swim and another round of tennis.
Many visitors visit the town during a break in the Dordogne and one of the best times to visit is during market days on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
s (KRG) Board of Tourism, met with senior administrative officials of the Dordogne Region and discussed various potential ways of cooperation.
I started my visit to the Dordogne with a swift one-and-a-half-hour flight from London City airport to Brive airport.
THE Mark Johnston-trained Dordogne led home a British-trained 1-2-3 last night in the Group 2 Anatolia Trophy on the first day of the Turkish International Festival of Racing at Veliefendi in Istanbul, writes Guy Butchers.
Locally transmitted cases of thelaziosis were first reported in 4 dogs and 1 cat that lived or spent time in the department of Dordogne in southwestern France (7).
The vineyards cover the lower Dordogne, where some of the most picturesque and varied terrain in France can be found.
Wife Fiona, our boys Joe, nine, and Luke, 11, and I tried a region of France that we hadn't visited before - the Dordogne, famed for its culture and stunning scenery.
14, 2010 (TAP)- Tunisian Azza Besbes won a bronze medal at the Dordogne Fencing Tournament (ladies' juniors sword), which is part of the World Cup Circuit.
The smooth-talking crook targeted British and American expats who had retired to the Dordogne region.