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Extensive Definition

Charente (Saintongeais: Chérente, Occitan: T'Charanto) is a department in western France named after the Charente River.

History

Charente is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from the former province of Angoumois, west and south of Saintonge.

Geography

The department is part of the current region of Poitou-Charentes. It is surrounded by the departments of Vienne, Haute-Vienne, Dordogne, Gironde, Charente-Maritime, and Deux-Sèvres. It contains part of the geographical regions of Poitou and Limousin.

Demographics

The inhabitants of the department are called Charentais.

Economy

Cognac and pineau are two of the major agricultural products. They also produce excellent butter. But the Charentaise slipper is the 2nd most well-known product (after cognac).
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