CharenteCHARENTE[Charente]river, 220 mi (354 km) long, rising near Limoges, W France, and flowing W to the Bay of Biscay.
Jarnac JARNAC [Jarnac], town, Charente dept., in the Cognac region, on the CharenteRiver.
It is now part of the Charente-Maritime dept. Cattle and sheep raising, dairying, and the manufacture of cognac from grapes grown along the CharenteRiver are the major occupations; oysters are harvested along the coast.
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