1 a department of W central France, in Poitou-Charentes region. Capital: Angoulême. Pop.: 341200 (1995). Area: 5972 sq. km (2329 sq. miles)
2 a river in W France, flowing west to the Bay of Biscay. Length: 362 km (225 miles)
n a department of W France, in Poitou-Charentes region. Capital: La Rochelle. Pop.: 540700 (1995). Area: 7232 sq. km (2820 sq. miles)
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