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Charente (Department, France)

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The department uses the banner of arms of the traditional province of Angoumois

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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]by Jaume Ollé

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