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Charente (Department, France)

Last modified: 2006-12-23 by ivan sache
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Administrative data

Code: 16
Region: Poitou-Charentes
Traditional provinces: Angoumois, Saintonge, Poitou
Bordering departments: Charente-Maritime, Dordogne, Deux-Sèvres, Vienne, Haute-Vienne

Area: 5,956 km2
Population (1995): 341,200 inhabitants

Préfecture: Angoulême
Sous-préfectures: Cognac, Confolens
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 35 cantons, 405 communes.

The department is named after the river Charente (360 km), tributary of Atlantic Ocean.

Flag of the General Council

[General Council Charente]

Flag of the General Council of Charente - Image by Jaume Ollé, 11 July 2000

The flag of the General Council of Charente is white with the logotype of the General Council. The main element of the logotype is a green map of the department.

Ivan Sache, 11 July 2000