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Dordogne

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Dordogne
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Coat of Arms of Dordogne
Information
Number24
RegionAquitaine
Prefecture:Périgueux
Subprefectures:Bergerac
Nontron
Sarlat-la-Canéda
Population


 - Total (1999)
 - Density

Ranked 58th


388,293


43 /km²
Area9,060 km²
Arrondissements4
Cantons50
Communes557
President of the
general council
Bernard Cazeau
Location
Location of de la Dordogne in France

Dordogne is a département in central France named after the Dordogne River.

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History

Dordogne was one of the original 83 départements created during the French Revolution in 1790, on March 4th. It was created from the former province of Périgord.

Geography

The département is part of the région of Aquitaine and is surrounded by the départements of Haute-Vienne, Corrèze, Lot, Lot-et-Garonne, Gironde, Charente-Maritime, and Charente.

Demographics

The inhabitants of the département are called Périgordiens.

Tourism

There are more than 1,000 castles in Dordogne, including the following:

The famous caves of Lascaux are a major tourist attraction. Périgueux has important Roman ruins.

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