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Charente
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Coat of Arms de la Charente


Details
Information
Number 16
Region Poitou-Charentes
Prefecture Angoulême
Subprefectures Cognac
Confolens
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Density
Ranked 66th
339,628
57 /km²
Area 5,956 km²
Arrondissements 3
Cantons 35
Communes 404
President of the
general council
Michel Boutant
Location
Location of de la Charente in France

Charente is a département in central France named after the Charente River.

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History

Charente was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from the former province of Angoumois.

Geography

The department is part of the current region of Poitou-Charentes. It is surrounded by the departments of Vienne, Haute-Vienne, Dordogne, Gironde, Charente-Maritime, and Deux-Sèvres. It contains part of the geographical regions of Poitou and Limousin.

Demographics

The inhabitants of the department are called Charentais.

Economy

Cognac and pineau are two of the major agricultural products.

Miscellaneous topics

List of the communes of the Charente département

External links

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