Charente

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Charente

(French ʃarɑ̃t)
n
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)
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Charentes Tourism on Tuesday showcased the best of the region at an event in Sheraton Oman Hotel.
Inaugurated on Monday evening by Roland Dubertrand, Ambassador of France to Oman, the pavilion features artisans and a music and dance troupe from Poitou Charentes, a region in southwest France.
PINEAU DES CHARENTES is a delicious aperitif, which should be better known in this country.
Royan is perhaps the area's most popular seaside resort, while close by is the Ile d'Oleron, one of the most beautiful islands off the Charentes coast.
Golfers can choose from Brittany, Normandy, Western Loire, Poitou Charentes and Aquitaine, or combine them for a two-centre or more holiday.