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Charente-Maritime (France)

LC control no.n 80125733
Descriptive conventionsrda
Geographic headingCharente-Maritime (France)
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Geographic subdivision usageFrance--Charente-Maritime
See alsoCharente-Inférieure (France)
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Beginning date1941
Associated countryFrance
Found inBritannica Micro. (Charente-Maritime; formerly (until 1941) Charente-Inférieure; comprising ancient provinces of Saintonge (in part) and Aunisand small portion of Poitou)
GeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009 (adm2; 45°30ʹ00ʺN 000°45ʹ00ʺW)
Wikipedia, Sept. 5, 2014 (Charente-Maritime; department on the southwestern coast of France named after the Charente River. Previously a part of Saintonge and Aunis, Charente-Inférieure was one of the 83 original departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790. On 4 September 1941, it was renamed Charente-Maritime. When first created, the commune of Saintes was assigned as the prefecture of the department (Saintes had previously been the capital of Saintonge). This changed in 1810 when Napoléon passed an imperial decree which moved the prefecture to La Rochelle. The economy of Charente-Maritime is based on three major sectors: tourism, maritime industry, and manufacturing.)
Archives départementales de la Charente-Inférieure. Inv. som. des arch. dép. antérieures à 1790, 1882: t.p. (Département de la Charente-Inférieure)
Geographic area codee-fr---
Associated languagefre