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Political Geography of the Languedoc: The Pyrénées-Orientales département

Arms of the département of the Pyrénées-Orientales. The département is divided into 3 arrondissements: Céret, Perpignan and Prades. There are 29 cantons, of which 21 are separate towns.

The departmental number of the Pyrénées-Orientales (which you will find encoded in French numbers - eg telephone numbers, post codes and numbers on motor car vehicle registration plates) is 66.

The capital ofthe département of Pyrénées-Orientales is Perpignan. The département was created from the historic province of Roussillon, the region of Cerdagne and fragments of Languedoc.

 

French stamp, 1955, showing the arms of the old privince of the RoussillonPyrénées-Orientales is bounded on the north by the Aude département, on the east by the Mediterranean Sea, on the south by the Spanish border running through the Pyrenees ( The Name in Occitan. Click here to find out more about occitan.   Pirenèus,  The Name in French Pyrénées), and on the west by the small principality of Andorra and the region of Midi-Pyrénées. In the département's west is the granite Carlit Peak that soars to the height of 9,583 feet. The peak is surrounded by glacial lakes and by other peaks that exceed 8,500 feet. The Carlit Massif feeds the Ariège, the Aude, and the Têt rivers.

The departement is mountainous in the south, with the Roussillon alluvial plain in the center.

Cities: Perpignan (capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales)
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Pyrénées-Orientales département (the Roussillon)  
Lavender of Roussillon
Lavender of Roussillon Art Print
McCann, Barbara

 

Pyrénées-Orientales département (the Roussillon)  
Roussillon Roses
Roussillon Roses Art Print
Lee, Linda

 

Pyrénées-Orientales département (the Roussillon)  
Roussillon
Roussillon Art Print
Love, Maureen

 

Pyrénées-Orientales département (the Roussillon)  
Roussillon
Roussillon Art Print
Poch, Kiku

 

Pyrénées-Orientales département (the Roussillon)  
Clocktower in Village Built with Local Red Ochre Stone, Roussillon, France
Clocktower in Village Built with Local Red Ochre Stone, Roussillon, France Photographic Print
Mayfield, Diana

 

 

 

 

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The Pyrenees Orientales (red) in the Languedoc (orange) within France (yellow)).
The Pyrénées-Orientales
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