Charente-Maritime

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Charente-Maritime
Prefectur biggin o the Charente-Maritime depairtment, in La Rochelle
Prefectur biggin o the Charente-Maritime depairtment, in La Rochelle
Coat o airms o Charente-Maritime
Coat o airms
Location o Charente-Maritime in Fraunce
Location o Charente-Maritime in Fraunce
Coordinates: 45°57′N 0°58′W / 45.950°N 0.967°W / 45.950; -0.967Coordinates: 45°57′N 0°58′W / 45.950°N 0.967°W / 45.950; -0.967
KintraFrance
RegionPoitou-Charentes
PrefecturLa Rochelle
SubprefectursJonzac
Rochefort
Saintes
Saint-Jean-d'Angély
Govrenment
 • Preses o the General CooncilDominique Bussereau (UMP)
Area
 • Total6,864 km2 (2,650 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)
 • Tot605,410
 • Rank39t
 • Density88/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Department nummer17
Arrondissements5
Cantons27
Communes472
^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, an lochs, ponds, an glaciers lairger than 1 km2

Charente-Maritime (French pronunciation: ​[ʃa.ʁɑ̃t ma.ʁi.tim]) is a depairtment on the soothwastren coast o Fraunce named efter the Charente River.