Confolens facts for kids
|View of Confolens from the Sainte-Catherine hill|
|Coat of arms|
|Elevation||127–222 m (417–728 ft)
(avg. 152 m or 499 ft*)
|Land area1||23.63 km2 (9.12 sq mi)|
|- Density||115/km2 (300/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||16106/ 16500|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
|2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.|
On 1 January 2016, the former commune Saint-Germain-de-Confolens was merged with the commune of Confolens..
The communes that are around Confolens are Brillac, Esse, Saint-Maurice-des-Lions, Ansac-sur-Vienne, Hiesse and Lessac.
With a population of 2,721, Confolens has a population density of 115 inhabitants/km2.
The inhabitants of Confolens are known, in French, as Confolentais (women: Confolentaises).
Confolens is a subprefecture of the Charente department since 1800. It is also the capital of the canton of Charente-Vienne.
People from Confolens
- Émile Roux (1853-1933), a medical doctor and bacteriologist who was a close collaborator of Louis Pasteur.
Confolens is a twin town of:
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