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Dordogne (river, France)

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.

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Dordogne

Dordogne River in sw France. Rising in the Auvergne hills, it is formed by the convergence of the Dor and Dogne rivers. It flows sw then w to meet the River Garonne, and forms the Gironde estuary. It has famous vineyards along its 471km (293mi) course, and is a vital source of hydroelectric power.

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Dordogne (department, France)

Dordogne (dôrdô´nyə), department (1990 pop. 387,500), SW France. Périgueux is the capital; Bergerac the other chief town. There are many prehistoric sites in the department.

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Dordogne

Dordogneadjoin, Boulogne, coign, coin, conjoin, Des Moines, Dordogne, enjoin, groin, groyne, join, loin, purloin, quoin, subjoin •Burgoyne • Gascogne • tenderloin •sirloin • talapoin

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