Tonnay-Charente

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Tonnay-Charente
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The river Charente
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Tonnay-Charente
Coordinates: 45°56′55″N0°54′27″W / 45.9486°N 0.9075°W / 45.9486; -0.9075 Coordinates: 45°56′55″N0°54′27″W / 45.9486°N 0.9075°W / 45.9486; -0.9075
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Rochefort
Canton Tonnay-Charente
Intercommunality Pays Rochefortais
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Éric Authiat
Area
1
34.39 km2 (13.28 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018) [1]
8,048
  Density230/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+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.

Tonnay-Charente (French pronunciation:  [tɔnɛ ʃaʁɑ̃t] ) is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department, administrative region of New Aquitaine (Poitou-Charentes as the historical region), France.

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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 Hôtel de Ville (City Hall) of Tonnay-Charente.

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

Population

Historical population
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%

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.