View of Perpignan's town center, 29 July 2008
Perpignan is a town in the south of France. As of 1999, about 106,000 people lived there. It is in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. It is the prefecture of the Pyrénées-Orientales department.
Historians think that Perpignan was founded around the beginning of the 10th century (first mentioned in a document as villa Perpiniarum in 927). Soon, Perpignan became the capital of Roussillon.
Twinned and partner towns[change]
- Hanover, Germany, from 1960
- Lancaster, United Kingdom, from 1962
- Lake Charles, United States, from 1991
- Sarasota, United States, from 1994
- Tyre, Lebanon, from 1997
- Girona, Spain, from 1988
- Barcelona, Spain, from 1994
- Figueres, Spain, from 1996
- Ma'alot-Tarshiha, Israel, from 1998
- Tavira, Portugal, from 2001