Angoulême

pc. Pierre, west front

Angoulême is the capital of the westFrench Départements Charente in the region Poitou Charentes. The city has 43,100 inhabitants (1999); Paper industry, mechanical engineering and electronic industry; Center of a Weinbaugebietes, trade in wine. In addition Angoulême is because of “festival internationally de la gang dessinée” [1] and the “Centre national de la gang dessinée et de l'image” [2] as center for Comics country-wide admits.

The bishop city come out from the Roman settlement Encolisma developed in the Middle Ages to a main junction of the Jakobspilger on the way after Santiago de Compostela. The lateRoman cathedral Saint Pierre (1128 geweiht) is considered as typical example of the Aquitanian dome church.

Angoulême received municipal rights to 1204 by English king the Johann without country.

sons and daughters of the city


coordinates: 45° 39 ' N, 0° 09 ' O

 

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