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Poitou-Charentes
Region of France
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Country  France
Dissolved 2016-01-01
Area
 • Total 25,809 km2 (9,965 sq mi)
Population (2007-01-01)
 • Total 1,722,000
 • Density 66.721/km2 (172.81/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code FR-T
GDP (2012) Ranked 15th
Total €45.0 billion (US$62.96 bn)
Per capita €25,166 (US$35,212)
NUTS Region FR5
Website poitou-charentes.fr

Poitou-Charentes is a former administrative region of France. It is now part of the administrative region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine. It was in the west, bordering the Atlantic. Its capital was Poitiers. In 2007 about 1.7 million people lived in the region.

The departments in the region were Charente, Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres and Vienne.

The region is well known for making wines. It is better known for its spirits, such as Cognac and Pineau. There is also some tourism and a little agriculture.

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