Dordogne is a département in central France named after the Dordogne River.
Dordogne was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution in 1790, on March 4th. It was created from the former province of Périgord.
The department is part of the region of Aquitaine and is surrounded by the departments of Haute-Vienne, Corrèze, Lot, Lot-et-Garonne, Gironde, Charente-Maritime, and Charente.
The inhabitants of the department are called Périgordiens.
There are more than 1000 castles in Dordogne, including the following:
The famous caves of Lascaux are a major tourist attraction. Périguex has important Roman ruins.
List of the communes of the Dordogne département
Last updated: 08-29-2005 05:59:01