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A city of southern France near the Spanish border and the Mediterranean Sea. Probably founded in the 10th century, it was under Spanish control after the 12th century and became part of France in 1659.


(French pɛrpiɲɑ̃)
(Placename) a town in S France: historic capital of Roussillon. Pop: 117 500 (2006)


(pɛr piˈnyɑ̃)

a city in S France. 113,646.


[ˈpɜːpiːnjɒn] NPerpiñán m
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As a soldier the man ranks well; he did his whole duty and even more, at the siege of Rochelle -- as at Suze and Perpignan.
Yes, during the Spanish war, at Perpignan, where Fernand had left her; she was attending to the education of her son.
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But that appeared to be the case a week ago for James Hook with Perpignan posed to off-load a number of their stars if they are relegated from the French Championship Top 14 at Clermont Auvergne on Saturday.
Tommaso Benvenuti crossed for Perpignan with less than two minutes remaining but the Munster men kept the ball alive from the restart, Denis Hurley and Tommy O'Donnell setting up Hanrahan.
Then we will take the away match from there but we are just zoning on Perpignan now.
GLOUCESTER 27 PERPIGNAN 22 WING Jonny May's late try gave Gloucester a dramatic Heineken Cup victory as Perpignan had their former Munster centre Lifeimi Mafi sent off.
perpignan v Stade FRANCAIS Sky Sports 3, 8pm VICTORY in tonight's European Challenge Cup semi-final would be the making of the season for tonight's misfiring French foes and home advantage at their Stade Aime Giral fortress makes Perpignan the pick giving up six points, writes Graham Woods.
WALES have reached agreement with Perpignan for lock Luke Charteris to feature in their final autumn international against Australia.
PERPIGNAN 29 TOULON 25 PERPIGNAN dashed Jonny Wilkinson's hopes of playing in a first Heineken Cup semi after beating their arch-rivals in Barcelona.
AUSSIE full-back Peter Hewat booted London Irish into the semi-finals as feared French club Perpignan were crushed.
But the biggest concern is the time it will take for the Falcons front five to get over the sheer physicality of the battering they took at the Stade Aime Giral on Saturday for, make no mistake about it, they were beaten up by the much bigger and physically tougher Perpignan pack.