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Encyclopedia > Dordogne River
Dordogne
The Dordogne in Périgord.
Origin Massif Central
Mouth Garonne
Basin countries France
Length 490 km
Source elevation 1,720 m
Avg. discharge 450 m³/s
Basin area 23,870 km²

The Dordogne (Occitan: Dordonha) is a river in south-central and southwest France. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1944x2592, 3382 KB) Description River Dordogne in France Perigord Photo: Luc Viatour 2005 Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Dordogne River ... Périgord (   pronunciation?) is a former province of France, corresponding to the current Dordogne département, now forming the northern part of the Aquitaine région. ... [[ == Headline text == This article does not cite its references or sources. ... France, viewed from the NASA Shuttle Topography Radar Mission. ... The Garonne (Occitan: Garona) is a river in southwest France, with a length of 575 km (357 miles). ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... [[ == Headline text == This article does not cite its references or sources. ... In hydrology, the discharge of a river is the volume of water transported by it in a certain amount of time. ... Occitan, or langue doc is a Romance language characterized by its richness, variability, and by the intelligibility of its dialects. ... This bridge across the Danube River links Hungary with Slovakia. ...

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Geography

The river rises on the flanks of Puy de Sancy (1 885 m) in the mountains of Auvergne, from the confluence of two small torrents: the Dore[1] and the Dogne. It flows generally west about 500 km through the Limousin and Périgord regions before flowing into the Gironde, its common estuary with the Garonne, at the "Ambès beak", in the north of the city of Bordeaux. Puy de Sancy is the highest mountain in the Massif Central and therefore the highest mountain in central France (that is, excluding the Alps and the Pyrenees). ... Auvergne coat of arms Auvergne (Occitan: Auvèrnha) was the name of an historically independent county in the center of France, as well as later a province of France. ... Capital Limoges Land area¹ 16,942 km² Regional President Jean-Paul Denanot (PS) (since 2004) Population  - Jan. ... Périgord (   pronunciation?) is a former province of France, corresponding to the current Dordogne département, now forming the northern part of the Aquitaine région. ... Gironde is a département in the southwest of France named after the Gironde Estuary. ... Rio de la Plata estuary Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Estuaries An estuary is a semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea[1]. Estuaries are often associated with high rates of... The Garonne (Occitan: Garona) is a river in southwest France, with a length of 575 km (357 miles). ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ...


Name

Contrary to appearances, the name of the Dordogne is not a recent word[2] resulting from the names of the Dore and the Dogne. It comes from an ancient Durānius[3], dérived from a preceltic root dur-, dor- (as the Durance). Dur is a preceltic linguistic root meaning water, stream[1]. It is observed in many European river names: the Dora Baltea and the Dora Riparia, tributaries of the Po River… the Dore (Puy-de-Dôme), the Doron, the Dordogne < Durānius, the Dourdou (Aveyron), the Douro / Duero (Iberian Peninsula... Durance is a 320 km long river in south-eastern France. ...


The medieval forms adopted a redoubled suffix -ononia[4] : Dorononia fluvius[5] (sixth century), Dornonia (eighth century) that evolves in Dordonia (ninth century) by a phenomenon of dissimilation, giving the impression of an etymology *Dore-Dogne. (5th century &#8212; 6th century &#8212; 7th century &#8212; other centuries) Events The first academy of the east the Academy of Gundeshapur founded in Persia by the Persian Shah Khosrau I. Irish colonists and invaders, the Scots, began migrating to Caledonia (later known as Scotland) Glendalough monastery, Wicklow Ireland founded... (7th century &#8212; 8th century &#8212; 9th century &#8212; other centuries) Events The Iberian peninsula is taken by Arab and Berber Muslims, thus ending the Visigothic rule, and starting almost 8 centuries of Muslim presence there. ... (8th century - 9th century - 10th century - other centuries) Events Beowulf might have been written down in this century, though it could also have been in the 8th century Viking attacks on Europe begin Oseberg ship burial The Magyars arrive in what is now Hungary, forcing the Serbs and Bulgars south... Dissimilation, in the context of phonology, is a phenomenon whereby similar consonant sounds in a word have a tendency to become different over time, so as to ease pronunciation. ...


Nature

The Dordogne is one of the few rivers in the world that exhibits the phenomenon known as a tidal bore. The tidal bore in Upper Cook Inlet, Alaska A tidal bore (or just bore, or eagre) is a tidal phenomenon in which the leading edge of the incoming tide forms a wave (or waves) of water that travel up a river or narrow bay against the direction of the current. ...


The Valley of the Dordogne is quite beautiful and contributes significantly to the attractiveness of the region. The main season for tourism in the Valley of the Dordogne is from June to September with July and August being high tide. Tourists on Oʻahu, Hawaii Tourism is travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes, and also refers to the provision of services in support of this act. ...


Course

The départements of France through which the Dordogne River runs, together with some towns in those départements that are on or quite near the River, are as follows: The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ...

  • The département of Puy-de-Dôme - the towns of Mont-Dore (near the source of the River), La Bourboule
  • The département of Corrèze - the towns of Argentat and Bort-les-Orgues
  • The département of Lot - The town of Souillac
  • The département of Dordogne - The towns of Beynac-et-Cazenac, Sarlat, Saint-Cyprien, and Bergerac
  • The département of Gironde - the towns of Sainte-Foy-la-Grande and Libourne
Dordogne River in the Périgord
Dordogne River in the Périgord

Building of the Conseil Général of the Puy-de-Dôme département, in Clermont-Ferrand Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Puy-de-Dôme Puy-de-Dôme is a département. ... Mont-Dore, formerly called Mont-Dore-les-Bains, is a spa town and commune of the Puy-de-Dôme département, in central France. ... The village of La Bourboule La Bourboule is French commune, located in the département of Puy-de-Dôme in the région of Auvergne. ... Corrèze is a département in the center of France, named after the Corrèze River. ... Argentat is a small town and commune of the Corrèze département, in the Limousin région of France. ... Bort-les-Orgues is a small town (3000 inhabitants), situated on the Dordogne river in the Limousin region in France, and where the philosopher Marmontel was born. ... Lot is a département in the southwest of France named after the Lot River. ... Souillac is the name of two places: Souillac, in the Lot département Souillac, a city and the capital of the district of Savanne Category: ... Dordogne (Occitan: Dordonha) is a department in central France named after the Dordogne River. ... Sarlat-la-Canéda, or simply Sarlat, is a commune of France, in the Dordogne département, of which it is a sous-préfecture. ... Bergerac is a market town and a sous-préfecture of the Dordogne département in France. ... Gironde is a département in the southwest of France named after the Gironde Estuary. ... Sainte-Foy-la-Grande is a commune of the Gironde d partement, in France. ... Libourne, the wine-making capital of northern Gironde, is a French commune in the Aquitaine region. ... Coat of arms of French department of Dordogne. ... Coat of arms of French department of Dordogne. ... Périgord (   pronunciation?) is a former province of France, corresponding to the current Dordogne département, now forming the northern part of the Aquitaine région. ...

Tributaries

Main tributaries from source to mouth: A tributary (or affluent or confluent) is a contributory stream, a river that does not reach the sea, but joins another major river (a parent river), to which it contributes its waters, swelling its discharge. ...

The Dordogne in the Périgord
The Dordogne in the Périgord
  • (R) Rhue
  • (R) Diège
  • (R) Luzège
  • (L) Sumène
  • (L) Auze
  • (R) Doustre
  • (L) Maronne
  • (L) Cère
  • (R) Sourdoire
  • (L) Ouysse
  • (R) Vézère along which many of the great prehistoric caves of Southwest France are located
  • (R) Isle
  • (L) Laurence

N.B. : (R) = right tributary; (L) = left tributary Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1944x2592, 3382 KB) Description River Dordogne in France Perigord Photo: Luc Viatour 2005 Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Dordogne River ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1944x2592, 3382 KB) Description River Dordogne in France Perigord Photo: Luc Viatour 2005 Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Dordogne River ... Périgord (   pronunciation?) is a former province of France, corresponding to the current Dordogne département, now forming the northern part of the Aquitaine région. ... The Cère is a 90 km (about 56 miles) long river in south-western France, left tributary of the Dordogne River. ... Vézère is a 190 km long river in south-western France. ... Isle is a 235 km long river in south-western France. ...


Activities on the River

Aside from the usual activities such as tennis and golf available in many areas of France, there are a number of water-related activities related to the Dordogne River, including:

Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering. ... Canoeing is the recreational or sporting activity of paddling a canoe or kayak. ... Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. ... // Boating, the leisurely activity of traveling by boat typically refers to the recreational use of boats whether power boats, sail boats, or yachts (large vessels), focused on the travel itself, as well as sports activities, such as fishing or waterskiing. ... Rafting in Brazil. ... This article concentrates on human swimming. ... Motorboating is one of many problems that can afflict radio transmitters and similar devices. ... For the songs, see Sailing (song). ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... The GB coxless pair of Toby Garbett & Rick Dunn at Henley Royal Regatta 2004. ... Recreational skiiers typically use two skis &#8212; other techniques abound. ...

Sources

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
Dordogne River
  1. ^ Not to be confused with the Dore.
  2. ^ as the Midouze, a portmanteau that fuses the names of its two precursors, the Midou and the Douze.
  3. ^ Sidonius Apollinaris
  4. ^ influenced by the suffix -onna, frequent in river names, in France.
  5. ^ Gregory of Tours
  • Entry to the Dordogne in Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre
  • The Best of Dordogne Guide to tourism in the Valley of the Dordogne (the Perigord)

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Castelnau, a medieval castle on the Dordogne river in France that was on the forefront of the 100 years war between France and Britain.
Dordogne river valley in France from the parapet of Castelnau, a medieval castle on the front line of the 100 years war between France and Britain.
View from the castle at Castlenau of the Dordogne river valley and the fortified village and castle at Beynac.
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