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Charente (France)

LC control no.n 81032653
Descriptive conventionsrda
Geographic headingCharente (France)
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Geographic subdivision usageFrance--Charente
Variant(s)Charanta (France)
Chérente (France)
See alsoAngoumois (France)
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Beginning date17900304
Associated countryFrance
Found inBGN 3/81 (Département de la Charente, 1st-order ADMD, 45°40ʹN, 0°05ʹE)
GeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009 (adm2; 45°40ʹ00ʺN 000°05ʹ00ʺE)
Wikipedia, September 8, 2014 (Charente; Saintongeais: Chérente, Occitan: Charanta; department in southwestern France, in the Poitou-Charentes region, named after the Charente River, the most important river in the department, and also the river beside which the department's two largest towns, Angoulême and Cognac, are sited. Charente is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790. It was created from the former province of Angoumois, west and south of Saintonge)
Associated languagefre