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Tonnay-Charente is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France.

Tonnay-Charente
The river Charente
The river Charente
Coat of arms of Tonnay-Charente
Coat of arms
Location of Tonnay-Charente
Tonnay-Charente is located in France
Tonnay-Charente
Tonnay-Charente
Tonnay-Charente is located in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Tonnay-Charente
Tonnay-Charente
Coordinates: 45°56′55″N 0°54′27″W / 45.9486°N 0.9075°W / 45.9486; -0.9075Coordinates: 45°56′55″N 0°54′27″W / 45.9486°N 0.9075°W / 45.9486; -0.9075
CountryFrance
RegionNouvelle-Aquitaine
DepartmentCharente-Maritime
ArrondissementRochefort
CantonTonnay-Charente
IntercommunalityPays Rochefortais
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Guillon
Area
1
34.39 km2 (13.28 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
8,218
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
17449 /17430
Elevation1–32 m (3.3–105.0 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

In the 18th century it was the home town of Prominent Irish Physician Dr. Theobald Jennings and his son Irish born French General Charles Edward Jennings de Kilmaine, who fought in the American war of Independence and more significantly in the French revolutionary wars with Napoleon I of France.

There is a personal portrait of General Kilmaine in the Hotel de Ville (City Hall) of Tonnay-Charente.

Rue Kilmaine, a street in Tonnay-Charente was named in his honor.

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
17932,428—    
18002,275−6.3%
18062,377+4.5%
18211,173−50.7%
18312,106+79.5%
18363,202+52.0%
18413,435+7.3%
18463,296−4.0%
18513,538+7.3%
18563,699+4.6%
18613,703+0.1%
18663,763+1.6%
18723,872+2.9%
18763,756−3.0%
18813,904+3.9%
18864,287+9.8%
18914,249−0.9%
18964,462+5.0%
19014,696+5.2%
19064,873+3.8%
19114,911+0.8%
19214,529−7.8%
19264,495−0.8%
19314,537+0.9%
19364,859+7.1%
19464,830−0.6%
19545,161+6.9%
19625,732+11.1%
19686,332+10.5%
19756,430+1.5%
19826,380−0.8%
19906,814+6.8%
19996,628−2.7%
20087,792+17.6%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • Official website
  • "Let's visit ... Tonnay-Charente" (PDF). tonnay-charente.fr.[permanent dead link]
  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.