Jarnac

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Jarnac
Charente River
Charente River
Coat of arms of Jarnac
Coat of arms
Jarnac is located in France
Jarnac
Jarnac
Coordinates: 45°40′53″N 0°10′33″W / 45.6814°N 0.1758°W / 45.6814; -0.1758Coordinates: 45°40′53″N 0°10′33″W / 45.6814°N 0.1758°W / 45.6814; -0.1758
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente
Arrondissement Cognaci
Canton Jarnac
Intercommunality Jarnac
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jérôme Royer
Area
 • Land1 11.99 km2 (4.63 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 4,515
 • Population2 density 380/km2 (980/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 16102 / 16200
Elevation 8–40 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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

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

Geography[edit]

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[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 1,600 —    
1800 1,725 +7.8%
1806 1,401 −18.8%
1821 1,934 +38.0%
1831 2,282 +18.0%
1841 2,510 +10.0%
1846 2,814 +12.1%
1851 3,358 +19.3%
1856 3,462 +3.1%
1861 3,854 +11.3%
1866 4,243 +10.1%
1872 4,691 +10.6%
1876 4,979 +6.1%
1881 4,356 −12.5%
1886 4,450 +2.2%
1891 4,880 +9.7%
1896 4,980 +2.0%
1901 4,911 −1.4%
1906 4,894 −0.3%
1911 4,619 −5.6%
1921 4,075 −11.8%
1926 3,880 −4.8%
1931 3,796 −2.2%
1936 3,587 −5.5%
1946 3,885 +8.3%
1954 4,100 +5.5%
1962 4,574 +11.6%
1968 4,717 +3.1%
1975 5,042 +6.9%
1982 4,861 −3.6%
1990 4,786 −1.5%
1999 4,665 −2.5%
2008 4,515 −3.2%

Personalities[edit]

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

Gastronomy[edit]

The region is associated with the finer art of cognac production since the 1800s.

International relations[edit]

Jarnac is paired with:

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