Dordogne

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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)