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Market place

Coat of arms

Coordinates: 45°53′46″N 0°27′56″E / 45.8961°N 0.4656°E / 45.8961; 0.4656Coordinates: 45°53′46″N 0°27′56″E / 45.8961°N 0.4656°E / 45.8961; 0.4656

Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente
Arrondissement Confolens
Canton Saint-Claud
Intercommunality Haute-Charente
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Joëlle Chardat
 • Land1 26.75 km2 (10.33 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 1,099
 • Population2 density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 16308 / 16450
Elevation 107–222 m (351–728 ft)
(avg. 144 m or 472 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Saint-Claud is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France.

The small commune is located northeast of Angoulême.



The commune is partly the ancestral home of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Prime Minister of Canada from 1896 to 1911 (Laurier's ancestor was François Cottineau, who left his home named Champlaurier, located between the villages of Saint-Claud and Nieuil, for New France in 1677 as the member of the Régiment de Carignan-Salières). It was also the birthplace of the phonetician Jean-Pierre Rousselot.

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