river in SW France, flowing southwest to unite with the Garonne and form the Gironde estuary: c. 300 mi (483 km)
A river rising in the Auvergne Mountains of south-central France and flowing about 485 km (300 mi) southwest to join the Garonne River north of Bordeaux and form the Gironde estuary.
- In the lower part of its course, from the Bec-dAnibez, where it receives the Dordogne, it becomes considerably wider, and takes the name of Gironde.
- The principal affluents are the AriCge, the Tarn with the Aveyron and the Agout, the Lot and the Dordogne, which descends from Mont Dore-lesBains, and joins the Garonne at Bec-dAmbez, to form the Gironde.
- The three principal regions for the production of tobacco are the basin of the Garonne (Lot-et-Garonne, Dordogne, Lot and Gironde), the basin of the Isre (Isre and Savoie) and the department of Pas-de-Calais.
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- DORDOGNE Prigueux Doues Besancon .