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Charente (Department, France)

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[Flag of the General Council]

Flag of the General Council of Charente - Image by Ivan Sache, 26 September 2009


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Administrative data

Code: 16
Region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine (Poitou-Charentes until 2014)
Traditional provinces: Angoumois, Saintonge, Poitou
Bordering departments: Charente-Maritime, Dordogne, Deux-Sèvres, Vienne, Haute-Vienne

Area: 5,956 km2
Population (2009): 347,037 inhabitants

Préfecture: Angoulême
Sous-préfectures: Cognac, Confolens
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 35 cantons, 404 communes.

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


Flag of the General Council

The flag of the General Council of Charente, as communicated to Pascal Vagnat by the PR Department of the Council in September 2001, is white with the logo of the General Council in the middle.

The logo of the General Council of Charente is made of the map of the department, green with white rays, surmonting a yellow curved stripe and the writing "CONSEIL GENERAL / DE LA CHARENTE" in black letters, the words being flanked by thin horizontal green stripes.

Ivan Sache, 26 September 2009