- a city in W France, NNE of Bordeaux on the Charente River.
- a department in W France. 2306 sq. mi. (5975 sq. km). Capital: Angoulême.
- a department of W central France, in Poitou-Charentes region. Capital: Angoulême. Pop: 341 275 (2003 est). Area: 5972 sq km (2329 sq miles)
- a river in W France, rising in the Massif Central and flowing west to the Bay of Biscay. Length: 362 km (225 miles)