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Department in the southwest France with the capital Périgueux in the east of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. It is named after the river of the same name, which crosses the southern part of the department from east to west. It borders the department in the southwest Gironde with which it becomes a wine-growing region Bordeaux heard. It is also part of the IGP area Atlantique, The Dordogne originates in the Massif Central from the confluence of the two rivers Dore and Dogne. The Dordogne flows through the area Bergerac, On their way to the northwest are the AOC areas on the right bank Castillon - Cotes de Bordeaux. Cotes de Bourg. Pomerol and Saint-Emilion, The right bank along the course of the Dordogne and the subsequent Gironde estuary is called Rive droite (right bank). Below the city of Bordeaux, the Dordogne merges with the river Garonne and forms the large mouth funnel Gironde that flows into the Atlantic. The large area between the Garonne and Dordogne rivers is called Entre-deux-Mers with many AOC areas. In the Middle Ages, the wine growing areas of the Dordogne belonged to the area Haut-Pays,

River Dordogne in the department of the same name

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