Bouriane

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Bouriane
Natural region
Bouriane landscape around Gourdon
Bouriane landscape around Gourdon
A map of the Lot showing the group of Quercy / Bouriane communes in red
A map of the Lot showing the group of Quercy / Bouriane communes in red
Country France
Elevation 230 m (750 ft)

Bouriane is a natural region of France located in the department of Lot, but with a smaller part in Lot-et-Garonne. Its capital is the small town of Gourdon.[1]

History[edit]

Historically, Bouriane was part of the Quercy, an ancient province which extends up to the Dordogne River and neighbours the Périgord. The region is characterized by its sandy soils and gentle hills covered with forests where chestnut trees predominate.

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Coordinates: 44°44′N 1°22′E / 44.733°N 1.367°E / 44.733; 1.367