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1. (Placename) a department of W central France, in Poitou-Charentes region. Capital: Angoulême. Pop: 341 275 (2003 est). Area: 5972 sq km (2329 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a river in W France, rising in the Massif Central and flowing west to the Bay of Biscay. Length: 362 km (225 miles)