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Charente
Coat of arms of the Charente department
Location
Administration
Department number: 16
Region: Poitou-Charentes
Prefecture: Angoulême
Subprefectures: Cognac
Confolens
Arrondissements: 3
Cantons: 35
Communes: 404
President of the General Council: Michel Boutant
PS
Statistics
Population Ranked 66th
 -1999 339,628
Population density: 57/km²
Land area¹: 5956 km²
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km².

Charente (Saintongeais: Chérente, Occitan: T'Charanto) is a department in central France named after the Charente River. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The term Administration, as used in the context of government, differs according to jurisdiction. ... Departments (French: IPA: ) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Categories: Stub | Regions of France ... In France, a préfecture is the administrative town of a département. ... Angoulême is a town and commune in southwestern France, préfecture (capital city) of the Charente département. ... A subprefecture in Verdun, France Subprefectures (French: sous-préfectures) are the administrative towns of arrondissements in France that do not contain the prefecture for its department. ... Cognac is a commune in the French département of Charente, of which it is a sous-préfecture. ... Confolens is a commune of the Charente département, in France. ... The 100 French departments are divided into 342 arrondissements, which may be translated into English as districts. ... The cantons of France are administrative divisions subdividingarrondissements and départementscommunes Cantons number 3,879 among the 329 arondissements and 96 departments of France. ... The commune is an administrative division of France. ... The following is a list of the 404 communes of the Charente département in France. ... This article is in need of attention. ... The Socialist Party (Parti Socialiste, PS) is one of the largest political parties in France. ... Categories: | ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... For other meanings, see Estuary (disambiguation) Río de la Plata estuary An estuary is a semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Occitan, or langue doc is a Romance language characterized by its richness, variability, and by the intelligibility of its dialects. ... Departments (French: IPA: ) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... Charente is a river in western Atlantic Ocean. ...

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History

Charente is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from the former province of Angoumois, west and south of Saintonge. The French Revolution (1789–1815) was a period of political and social upheaval in the political history of France and Europe as a whole, during which the French governmental structure, previously an absolute monarchy with feudal privileges for the aristocracy and Catholic clergy, underwent radical change to forms based on... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1790 (MDCCXC) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Kingdom of France was organised into provinces until March 4, 1790, when the establishment of the département system superseded provinces. ... Angoumois was an old province of France, nearly corresponding today to the Charente départment. ... Saintonge is a small region on the atlantic coast of France in the region of Poitou-Charentes (17- Charente-Maritime). ...


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. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Categories: Stub | Regions of France ... This article is about the French département. ... Haute-Vienne is a French département named after the Vienne River. ... Dordogne (Occitan: Dordonha) is a department in central France named after the Dordogne River. ... Gironde (Occitan: Gironda) is a common name for the Gironde Estuary - sound where merge the mouths of the Garonne river and of the Dordogne river - and for a department in the Aquitaine region situated in southwest France. ... Charente-Maritime is a département on the west coast of France named after the Charente River. ... Deux-Sèvres is a French département. ... Coat of arms of Richard, Earl of Cornwall, Plantagenet claimant to the county of Poitou, now favored as the coat of arms of Poitou by people in Poitou Poitou was a province of France whose capital city was Poitiers. ... This article is about the modern French region of Limousin. ...


Demographics

The inhabitants of the department are called Charentais.


Economy

Cognac and pineau are two of the major agricultural products. They also produce excellent butter. But the Charentaise slipper is the 2nd most well-known product (after cognac). This does not cite any references or sources. ... Pineau des Charentes, (Pineau Charentais, or simply Pineau) is an alcoholic aperitif drink, made from a blend of unfermented grape must and Cognac brandy. ...


See also

  • Cantons of the Charente department
  • Communes of the Charente department
  • Arrondissements of the Charente department

The following is a list of the 404 communes of the Charente département in France. ...

External links

  • (English) A local Wiki for the Charente
  • (French) Prefecture website
  • (French) General Council website
  • (English) Official Charente Tourist Board
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Gers (Occitan: Gers) is a department in the southwest of France named after the Gers River. ... Gironde (Occitan: Gironda) is a common name for the Gironde Estuary - sound where merge the mouths of the Garonne river and of the Dordogne river - and for a department in the Aquitaine region situated in southwest France. ... For other uses, see Hérault (disambiguation). ... Ille-et-Vilaine is a département of France, located in Brittany (Bretagne in French) in the northwest corner of France. ... Indre is a département in the center of France named after the Indre River. ... Indre-et-Loire is a département in west-central France named after the Indre and the Loire rivers. ... Isère (Arpitan: Isera, Occitan: Isèra) is a department, in the Rhône-Alpes (Rôno-Arpes in Arpitan) region in the east of France named after the Isère River. ... For other places with the same name, see Jura. ... Landes (Occitan: Lanas) is a département in southern France. ... 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Charente - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (154 words)
Charente is a département in central France named after the Charente River.
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.
CHARENTE - LoveToKnow Article on CHARENTE (495 words)
Charente has numerous stone quarries, and there are peat workings and beds of clay which supply brick and tile-works and earthenware manufactories.
The department is served chiefly by the Orleans and Ouest-ftat railways, and the Charente is navigable below Angoulme.
Charente is divided into the five arrondissements of Angoulnie, Cognac, Ruffec, Barbezieux and Confolens (29 cantons, 426 communes).
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