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Poitou-Charentes is a region of France. It is in the west, bordering the Atlantic. Its capital is Poitiers. In 2007 about 1.7 million people lived in the region.

The departments in the region are Charente, Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres and Vienne.

The region is well known for making wines. It is better known for its spirits, such as Cognac and Pineau. There is also some tourism and a little agriculture.

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