Jarnac

Jarnac is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France.

Jarnac
Charente River

Coat of arms
Location of Jarnac
Jarnac
Jarnac
Coordinates: 45°40′53″N 0°10′33″W
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCharente
ArrondissementCognac
CantonJarnac
IntercommunalityJarnac
Government
  Mayor (20142020) François Raby
Area
1
11.99 km2 (4.63 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
4,638
  Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
16102 /16200
Elevation8–40 m (26–131 ft)
(avg. 19 m or 62 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

It is the site of the Battle of Jarnac in 1569.

Geography

Jarnac is situated on the right (north) bank of the river Charente between Angoulême and Cognac. It is about 20 km west of Angoulême, and about 10 km east of Cognac.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,600    
18001,725+7.8%
18061,401−18.8%
18211,934+38.0%
18312,282+18.0%
18412,510+10.0%
18462,814+12.1%
18513,358+19.3%
18563,462+3.1%
18613,854+11.3%
18664,243+10.1%
18724,691+10.6%
18764,979+6.1%
18814,356−12.5%
18864,450+2.2%
18914,880+9.7%
18964,980+2.0%
19014,911−1.4%
19064,894−0.3%
19114,619−5.6%
19214,075−11.8%
19263,880−4.8%
19313,796−2.2%
19363,587−5.5%
19463,885+8.3%
19544,100+5.5%
19624,574+11.6%
19684,717+3.1%
19755,042+6.9%
19824,861−3.6%
19904,786−1.5%
19994,665−2.5%
20084,515−3.2%

Personalities

Jarnac is the birthplace of former French president François Mitterrand (26 October 1916 8 January 1996) and the place where he is buried.

Gastronomy

The region has long been associated with the production of cognac. The town is host to numerous smaller cognac producers as well as larger internationally known brands such as Courvoisier, Delamain and Hine.

International relations

Jarnac is paired with:

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
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