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Travel Notes: France: Departments: Charente-Maritime

Department map of France showing the location of Charente-Maritime.

The department of Charente-Maritime is located in the region of Poitou-Charentes.

The prefecture is La Rochelle and the sous-prefectures are Jonzac, Rochefort, Saintes and Saint-Jean d'Angely.

Neighbouring departments are Charente, Gironde, Deux-Sevres and Vendee.

Charente-Maritime Tourism

The department is named after the river Charente, which flows into the Atlantic Ocean.

It was formerly called Charente-Inferieure (Lower-Charente) but was renamed to Charente-Maritime (Coastal-Charente) because Inferieure was regarded as depreciative by the locals.


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