Charente facts for kids
Prefecture building of the Charente department, in Angoulême
Location of Charente in France
|Département||4 March 1790|
|• Total||5,956 km2 (2,300 sq mi)|
|• Density||59.349/km2 (153.713/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||FR-16|
In 1800, with the creation of the arrondissements in France, the six districts were changed into five arrondissements: Angoulême, Barbezieux, Cognac, Confolens and Ruffec.
On 10 September 1926, the arrondissements of Barbezieux and Ruffec were eliminated.
The highest point of the department is Rocher aux Oiseaux, 368 m (1,207 ft) high, in the commune of Montrollet; the lowest point is in the valley of the Charente river, commune of Merpins, and is 8 m (26 ft) high.
The climate of Cognac is an oceanic climate with template summers, Cfb (Marine West Coast Climate) in the Köppen climate classification.
The average amount of precipitation for the year in Cognac is 777.2 mm (30.6 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is November with 86.4 mm (3.4 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is July with an average of 48.3 mm (1.9 in).
The average temperature for the year in Cognac is 13.3 °C (55.9 °F). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 21.1 °C (70.0 °F). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 6.1 °C (43.0 °F).
The following is a list of the 19 cantons of the Charente department, following the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015:
- La Couronne
- Val de Nouère
- Val de Tardoire
The inhabitants of Charente are known, in French, as Charentais (women: Charentaises).
Charente has a population, in 2013, of 353,482, for a population density of 59.3 inhabitants/km2. The arrondissement of Angoulême, with 196,993 inhabitants, is by far the largest. The other two, Cognac and Confolens, have respectively 92,032 and 64,457 inhabitants.
The city with more people living in it is Angoulême (41,970).
The main cities in the department are:
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