Poitou-Charentes

Poitou-Charentes
Region
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Country France
PrefecturePoitiers
Departments
Government
 • PresidentJean-François Macaire (PS)
Area
 • Total25,809 km2 (9,965 sq mi)
Population (2007-01-01)
 • Total1,722,000
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeFR-T
GDP (2012)[1]Ranked 15th
Total€45.0 billion (US$62.96 bn)
Per capita€25,166 (US$35,212)
NUTS RegionFR5
Websitepoitou-charentes.fr

Poitou-Charentes (French pronunciation: [pwatu ʃaʁɑ̃t] (About this sound listen)) is a former administrative region in south-western France. It is part of the new region Nouvelle-Aquitaine.[2] It comprises four departments: Charente, Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres and Vienne. Historical provinces are Angoumois, Aunis, Saintonge and Poitou.

The regional capital is Poitiers. Other important cities are La Rochelle, Niort, Angoulême, Châtellerault, Saintes, Rochefort and Royan.

Politics

The regional council is composed of 56 members. The region is the home of France's losing presidential candidate Socialist Ségolène Royal in the election of 2007.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Poitou-Charentes
العربية: بواتو شارنت
aragonés: Poitou-Charentes
azərbaycanca: Puatu-Şaranta
تۆرکجه: پواتو-شرانت
Bân-lâm-gú: Poitou-Charentes
беларуская: Пуату — Шаранта
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Пуату-Шарант
български: Поату-Шарант
brezhoneg: Poitou-Charentes
čeština: Poitou-Charentes
davvisámegiella: Poitou-Charentes
Ελληνικά: Πουατού-Σαράντ
Esperanto: Puatuo-Ĉarentoj
français: Poitou-Charentes
Gàidhlig: Poitou-Charentes
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Poitou-Charentes
Bahasa Indonesia: Poitou-Charentes
Basa Jawa: Poitou-Charentes
Kapampangan: Poitou-Charentes
Kiswahili: Poitou-Charentes
لۊری شومالی: پواتوشارنت
latviešu: Puatū-Šaranta
Lëtzebuergesch: Poitou-Charentes
lietuvių: Puatu-Šarantos
македонски: Поату-Шаранта
მარგალური: პუატუ-შარანტი
Bahasa Melayu: Poitou-Charentes
Nederlands: Poitou-Charentes
norsk nynorsk: Poitou-Charentes
پنجابی: پواتو شارنت
Piemontèis: Poitou-Charentes
português: Poitou-Charentes
Runa Simi: Poitou-Charentes
sicilianu: Poitou-Charentes
Simple English: Poitou-Charentes
slovenčina: Poitou-Charentes
slovenščina: Poitou-Charentes
српски / srpski: Поату-Шарант
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Poitou-Charentes
Taqbaylit: Poitou-Charentes
українська: Пуату-Шарант
Tiếng Việt: Poitou-Charentes