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Charente
Depairtment
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
Kintra Fraunce
Region Poitou-Charentes
Prefectur Angoulême
Subprefecturs Cognac
Confolens
Govrenment
 • President of the General Council Michel Boutant (PS)
Aurie1
 • Tot 5,956 km2 (2,300 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Tot 349,535
 • Rank 67t
 • Density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Depairtment nummer 16
Arrondissements 3
Cantons 19
Communes 404
^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.