Last modified: 2005-04-02 by ivan sache
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by Arnaud Leroy
Traditional provinces: Angoumois, Saintonge, Poitou
Bordering departments: Charente-Maritime, Dordogne, Deux-Sèvres, Vienne, Haute-Vienne
Area: 5,956 km2
Population (1995): 341,200 inhabitants
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.
The banner of arms of the traditional province of Angoumois is widely used in the department of Charente.
Pascal Vagnat, 26 March 2005
by Jaume Ollé
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, 26 March 2005