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Charente
Prefectur biggin o the Charente depairtment, in Angoulême
Prefectur biggin o the Charente depairtment, in Angoulême
Coat o airms o Charente
Coat o airms
Location o Charente in Fraunce
Location o Charente in Fraunce
Coordinates: 45°50′N 0°20′E / 45.833°N 0.333°E / 45.833; 0.333Coordinates: 45°50′N 0°20′E / 45.833°N 0.333°E / 45.833; 0.333
KintraFraunce
RegionPoitou-Charentes
PrefecturAngoulême
SubprefectursCognac
Confolens
Govrenment
 • President of the General CouncilMichel Boutant (PS)
Area
 • Total5,956 km2 (2,300 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)
 • Tot349,535
 • Rank67t
 • Density59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Depairtment nummer16
Arrondissements3
Cantons19
Communes404
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, an lochs, ponds, an glaciers lairger nor 1 km2

Charente (French pronunciation: ​[ʃa.ʁɑ̃t], Saintongeais: Chérente, Occitan: Charanta) is a depairtment in soothwastren Fraunce, in the Poitou-Charentes region, named efter the Charente River.