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Charente-Maritime

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Charente-Maritime
Coat of Arms de la Charente-Maritime
Details
Information
Number17
RegionPoitou-Charentes
PrefectureLa Rochelle
SubprefecturesJonzac
Rochefort
Saintes
Saint-Jean-d'Angély
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Density
Ranked 39th
557,024
81 /kmò
Area6,864 kmò
Arrondissementss5
Cantons51
Communes472
President of the
general council
Claude BELOT
Location
Location of de la Charente-Maritime in France

Charente-Maritime is a département of France on the west coast of the country.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Economy
4 Demographics
5 Culture
6 Miscellaneous topics
7 External links

History

On September 4, 1941, the Charente Inférieure département was renamed Charente-Maritime.

Geography

The land area is 6848 km2.

Neighbouring départements are Gironde in the south, Dordogne to the southeast, Charente to the east and Deux-Sèvres and Vendée to the north.

Charente-Maritime includes the islands Ile de Ré, Ile d'Aix, and Ile d'Oléron.

See also: List of the communes of the Charente-Maritime département

Economy

Demographics

Culture

Miscellaneous topics

External links



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