Charente River

Charente River
River, western France.

Rising in the department of Haute-Vienne, it flows generally westward 226 mi (360 km) to the Bay of Biscay. It receives its chief tributary, the Boutonne, from the plain of Poitou to the north. It is navigable for small craft as far as Angoulême.

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      river in western France, about 225 miles (360 km) long, rising near Rochechouart in the Limousin uplands (Haute-Vienne département), on the margin of the Massif Central, and flowing generally westward to the Bay of Biscay. Taking a northwesterly course to Civray (Vienne département), it makes a wide loop and meanders south to Angoulême, capital of Charente département, and then flows gently westward through Cognac and Saintes (Charente-Maritime département). The river receives its chief tributary, the Boutonne, from the plain of Poitou to the north, before making a southern loop round Rochefort, 5 miles (8 km) from its mouth, east of the island of Oléron. It is navigable for small craft as far as Angoulême.

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