Confolens facts for kids
View of Confolens from the Sainte-Catherine hill
|Area1||23.63 km2 (9.12 sq mi)|
|• Density||115.15/km2 (298.24/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|INSEE/Postal code||16106 /16500|
|Elevation||127–222 m (417–728 ft)
(avg. 152 m or 499 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
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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