Cognac, Charente

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Cognac
St-Jacques gate, Cognac.
St-Jacques gate, Cognac.
Coat of arms of Cognac
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente
Arrondissement Cognac
Canton Cognac-1
Cognac-2
Intercommunality Grand Cognac
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Michel Gourinchas[1]
Area1 15.5 km2 (6.0 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 18,717
 • Density 1,208/km2 (3,128/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 16102 /16100
Elevation 5–53 m (16–174 ft)
(avg. 29 m or 95 ft)
Website Ville de Cognac

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.

Cognac is a commune in southwestern France in the Charente department, Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, of which it is a subprefecture.

Geography[change | change source]

The city of Cognac is along the Charente river, mainly on its left side, between the cities of Angoulême, prefecture of the Charente department, and Saintes, a subprefecture in the Charente-Maritime department.

It has an area of 15.5 km2 (6.0 sq mi).[2] Its average altitude is 29 m (95 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 21 m (69 ft).[3]

Cognac is at about 60 km (37 mi) to the east of the Atlantic coast.

Distance from Cognac to other cities[4]
Bordeaux Toulouse Montpellier Lyon Nantes Paris Marseille
124 km (77 mi) 360 km (220 mi) 599 km (372 mi) 557 km (346 mi) 245 km (152 mi) 450 km (280 mi) 764 km (475 mi)
Cognac and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Cognac

The city of Angoulême is surrounded by the communes:

Climate[change | change source]

The climate of Cognac is an oceanic climate with template summers, Cfb (Marine West Coast Climate) in the Köppen climate classification.[5]

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Cognac is 777.2 mm (30.6 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is November with 86.4 mm (3.4 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is July with an average of 48.3 mm (1.9 in).

The average temperature for the year in Cognac is 13.3 °C (55.9 °F). The warmest month, on average, is July with an average temperature of 21.1 °C (70.0 °F). The coolest month on average is January, with an average temperature of 6.1 °C (43.0 °F).

Climate data for Cognac, France
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 9.4
(48.9)
11.0
(51.8)
14.4
(57.9)
16.9
(62.4)
20.8
(69.4)
24.3
(75.7)
26.8
(80.2)
26.7
(80.1)
23.5
(74.3)
18.9
(66)
13.0
(55.4)
9.8
(49.6)
17.96
(64.33)
Daily mean °C (°F) 6.1
(43)
6.9
(44.4)
9.7
(49.5)
11.9
(53.4)
15.7
(60.3)
19.0
(66.2)
21.1
(70)
20.9
(69.6)
17.9
(64.2)
14.4
(57.9)
9.3
(48.7)
6.6
(43.9)
13.29
(55.93)
Average low °C (°F) 2.8
(37)
2.8
(37)
4.9
(40.8)
6.9
(44.4)
10.6
(51.1)
13.6
(56.5)
15.3
(59.5)
15.0
(59)
12.3
(54.1)
9.8
(49.6)
5.5
(41.9)
3.3
(37.9)
8.57
(47.42)
Rainfall mm (inches) 71.9
(2.831)
52.0
(2.047)
57.7
(2.272)
71.0
(2.795)
65.1
(2.563)
52.3
(2.059)
48.2
(1.898)
47.3
(1.862)
59.8
(2.354)
81.2
(3.197)
86.3
(3.398)
84.3
(3.319)
777.1
(30.594)
Source: Weatherbase.com [1]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of this city are known, in French, as Cognaçais (women: Cognaçaises).[6]

With a population of 18,717,[7] Cognac has a population density of 1,208 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Cognac

Administration[change | change source]

Cognac is a subprefecture of the Charente department, the capital of the arrondissement of Cognac and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of two cantons:

  • Cognac-1, with 16,721 inhabitants (2014).
  • Cognac-2, with 17,693 inhabitants (2014).

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

Twinned and partner towns[change | change source]

Cognac is twinned with:[8]

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Vos élus" (in French). Ville de Cognac. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  2. "Commune de Cognac (16102) - 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. 
  3. "City of Cognac". Map-France.com. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  4. "Ville de Cognac". Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  5. "Cognac, France - Köppen Climate Classification". Weatherbase. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  6. "Charente" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  7. "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. 
  8. "Les Jumelages" (in French). Ville de Cognac. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 

Other websites[change | change source]