Pyrénées-Orientales

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Pyrénées-Orientales

(French pirenezɔrjɑ̃tal )
n
(Placename) a department of S France, in Languedoc-Roussillon region. Capital: Perpignan. Pop: 411 447 (2003 est). Area: 4144 sq km (1616 sq miles)
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Authorities in the Pyrenees-Orientales region said the earlier statement that six children had died was not confirmed after the horrific crash at a crossing close to the Spanish border.
The latest victim was a 73-year-old man who died of heart failure in Rivesaltes, in the Pyrenees-Orientales region, when trying to force his car through a big dip in the road that was flooded.
Outside the winter months the trails provide perfect mountain biking terrain, and from our base in the pretty Pyrenees-Orientales resort of Font Romeu, my group of four were treated to a day in the saddle by an impossibly enthusiastic guide.
Catalan influences are everywhere around here, even in the face of 21st century tourism, and if you fancy a true taste of cuisine de terroir then a guide published by the tourism body for Pyrenees-Orientales has everything you need.
Cutaneous leishmaniasis in France is found mainly in the region Pyrenees-Orientales, with 2 sandflies, Phlebotomus ariasi and Phlebotomus perniciosus, as vectors (7).
The Pyrenees-Orientales prefecture, the regional authority, said the plane was on a "technical flight" and was being serviced by a company based in Perpignan.
It was estimated for instance that French tobacconists in the Pyrenees-Orientales had seen their sales drop by up to 50%, while in Catalogne in Spain, just across the border, increases in sales of more than a third were widely reported.
Unlike the linguistically and culturally divided Moselle, and the partly Basque-speaking and historically right-wing Pyrenees-Atlantiques (later Basses-Pyrenees), the Pyrenees-Orientales offer more uniformly French forms of 'cultural memory' and a predominantly Republican memorial iconography.
While I couldn't vouch for his marital harmony I could see why he'd fallen in love with France's sunniest department, the Pyrenees-Orientales.
ABOVE: the Cap Bear lighthouse in the Pyrenees-Orientales has an interior of marble and opaline