Jarnac (French pronunciation: ​[ʒaʁnak]; Occitan: [d͡ʒaɾˈnak]; Saintongese: Jharnat) is a commune in the Charente department, southwestern France.[3]

Jarnac
Charente River
Charente River
Coat of arms of Jarnac
Location of Jarnac
Jarnac is located in France
Jarnac
Jarnac
Jarnac is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
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
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCharente
ArrondissementCognac
CantonJarnac
IntercommunalityCA Grand Cognac
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Philippe Gesse[1]
Area
1
11.99 km2 (4.63 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
4,434
 • Density370/km2 (960/sq mi)
DemonymJarnacais.e
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
16167 /16200
Elevation8–40 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.

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

It is the birthplace and resting place of François Mitterrand, President of France from 1981 to 1995.

GeographyEdit

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.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 1,600—    
1800 1,725+1.08%
1806 1,401−3.41%
1821 1,934+2.17%
1831 2,282+1.67%
1841 2,510+0.96%
1846 2,814+2.31%
1851 3,358+3.60%
1856 3,462+0.61%
1861 3,854+2.17%
1866 4,243+1.94%
1872 4,691+1.69%
1876 4,979+1.50%
1881 4,356−2.64%
1886 4,450+0.43%
1891 4,880+1.86%
1896 4,980+0.41%
1901 4,911−0.28%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1906 4,894−0.07%
1911 4,619−1.15%
1921 4,075−1.25%
1926 3,880−0.98%
1931 3,796−0.44%
1936 3,587−1.13%
1946 3,885+0.80%
1954 4,100+0.68%
1962 4,574+1.38%
1968 4,717+0.51%
1975 5,042+0.96%
1982 4,861−0.52%
1990 4,786−0.19%
1999 4,659−0.30%
2007 4,508−0.41%
2012 4,419−0.40%
2017 4,403−0.07%
Source: EHESS[4] and INSEE (1968-2017)[5]

PersonalitiesEdit

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

GastronomyEdit

The region has long been associated with the production of cognac. The town is host to numerous smaller cognac producers as well as larger internationally known brands such as Courvoisier, Delamain and Thomas Hine & Co.

International relationsEdit

Jarnac is paired with:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French). data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ Commune de Jarnac (16167), INSEE
  4. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Jarnac, EHESS. (in French)
  5. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE

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