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Département 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 département from east to west. It is bordered to the southwest by the Département Gironde with which it is the winegrowing region Bordeaux belongs. It is also part of the IGP area Atlantique, The Dordogne arises 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 lie on the right bank among other things, the AOC areas Castillon - Côtes de Bordeaux. Côtes de Bourg. Pomerol and Saint-Emilion, The right bank along the river Dordogne and the subsequent mouth Gironde is called Rive droite (right bank). Below the city of Bordeaux, the Dordogne merges with the river Garonne and forms the big mouth funnel Gironde that flows into the Atlantic. The large area between the rivers Garonne and Dordogne is called Entre-deux-Mers with many AOC areas. In the Middle Ages, the wine-growing areas of the Dordogne counted to the area Haut-Pays,

River Dordogne in the department of the same name

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