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Coordinates: 45°56′55″N 0°54′27″W / 45.9486°N 0.9075°W / 45.9486; -0.9075Coordinates: 45°56′55″N 0°54′27″W / 45.9486°N 0.9075°W / 45.9486; -0.9075

Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Rochefort
Canton Tonnay-Charente
Intercommunality Pays Rochefortais
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Guillon
 • Land1 34.39 km2 (13.28 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 7,792
 • Population2 density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 17449 / 17430
Elevation 1–32 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.

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

Tonnay-Charente is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France.

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

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


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