About Perpignan

Perpignan is a city, a commune and the capital of the Pyrénées - Orientales department in southern France. Perpignan was the capital of the former province and county of Roussillon (Rosselló in Catalan), also known as Northern Catalonia, and continental capital of the Kingdom of Majorca in the 13th and 14th centuries.

As of 2009, Perpignan had 120,100 inhabitants (Perpignanais, Perpinyanés) in the city proper. The metropolitan area has a total population of 300,221 in 2009