Angoulême

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Angoulême
Prefecture and commune
Angoulême, a view from Hirondelle golf course
Angoulême, a view from Hirondelle golf course
Coat of arms of Angoulême
Coat of arms
Angoulême is located in France
Angoulême
Angoulême
Coordinates: 45°39′N 0°10′E / 45.65°N 0.16°E / 45.65; 0.16Coordinates: 45°39′N 0°10′E / 45.65°N 0.16°E / 45.65; 0.16
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente
Arrondissement Angoulême
Canton Angoulême-1, 2 and 3
Intercommunality Grand Angoulême
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Xavier Bonnefont
Area1 21.85 km2 (8.44 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 41,955
 • Density 1,920.1/km2 (4,973.1/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Angoumoisin (m)
Angoumoisine (f)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 16015 /16000
Elevation 27–130 m (89–427 ft)
(avg. 100 m or 330 ft)
Website Mairie de Angoulême

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.

Angoulême (Occitan: Engoleime) is a commune in southwestern France in the Charente department, Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, of which it is its prefecture.

It was the capital of the old province of Angoumois.

Geography[change | change source]

The city of Angoulême is in the centre of the Charente department, on a plateau overlooking a meander of the Charente river.

It has an area of 21.9 km2 (8.5 sq mi).[1] Its average altitude is 78 m (256 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 86 m (282 ft).[2]

Distance from Angoulême to other cities[3]
Bordeaux Toulouse Montpellier Lyon Nantes Paris Marseille
121 km (75 mi) 357 km (222 mi) 596 km (370 mi) 520 km (320 mi) 276 km (171 mi) 450 km (280 mi) 761 km (473 mi)
Angoulême and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Angoulême

The city of Angoulême is surrounded by the communes:

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Angoulême, in the Köppen climate classification, is Cfb - Oceanic climate with template summers.[3]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of this city are known, in French, as Angoumoisins (women: Angoumoisines).[4]

With a population of 41,955,[5] Angoulême has a population density of 1,920 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Angoulême

Angoulême forms, together with other 17 communes, the urban area of Angoulême with a population of 108,624 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 202.4 km2 (78.1 sq mi).[6] This urban area is the centre of the metropolitan area of Angoulême, formed by 106 communes, with a population of 180,820 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 1,597.8 km2 (616.9 sq mi).[7]

Administration[change | change source]

Angoulême is the prefecture of the Charente department, the capital of the arrondissement of Angoulême and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of three cantons:

It is part of the intercommunality Grand Angoulême (French: Communauté d'agglomération Grand Angoulême).

Twinned and partner towns[change | change source]

Angoulême is twinned with:[8]

Gallery[change | change source]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Commune d'Angoulême (16015) - Comparateur de territoire". Publications et statistiques pour la France ou les régions (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  2. "The city of Angoulême". Map-France.com. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Ville d'Angoulême". Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  4. "Charente" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  5. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  6. "Unité urbaine d'Angoulême (16601)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  7. "Aire urbaine d'Angoulême (049)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  8. "Villes Jumelles" (in French). Mairie de Angoulême. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 

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