- a city in and the capital of Pyrénées-Orientales, in the S extremity of France.
- a department in S France. 1600 sq. mi. (4145 sq. km). Capital: Perpignan.
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Examples from the Web for perpignan
And those who saw them at a major photo show in Perpignan were blown away.From Robert Capa’s Editor, Unearthed Scenes of Normandy, Summer 1944
June 6, 2014
It met with some outrage in Perpignan; the mayor sued Eberstadt and tried, unsuccessfully, to have publication canceled.A Writer's International Wanderings
Susan Salter Reynolds
May 9, 2010
The next day I arrived at the posting-inn at Perpignan in time for dinner.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Perpignan thought it best to take no notice of this observation.
I must see Perpignan and discover how much has been told him, and how much he has guessed.
This Perpignan was well known—some people said too well known—in Paris.
"An enigma that it is impossible to solve," returned Perpignan.
- a town in S France: historic capital of Roussillon. Pop: 105 115 (1999)
- a department of S France, in Languedoc-Roussillon region. Capital: Perpignan. Pop: 411 447 (2003 est). Area: 4144 sq km (1616 sq miles)