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Coordinates: 45°56′55″N 0°54′27″W / 45.9486111111°N 0.9075°W / 45.9486111111; -0.9075

Commune of Tonnay-Charente

Charente à Tonnay.jpg
La Charente à Tonnay-Charente
Tonnay-Charente is located in France
Country France
Region Poitou-Charentes
Department Charente-Maritime
Arrondissement Rochefort
Canton Tonnay-Charente
Intercommunality Pays Rochefortais
Mayor Jean-Pierre Guillon
Elevation 1–32 m (3.3–100 ft)
Land area1 34.39 km2 (13.28 sq mi)
Population2 6,960  (2006)
 - Density 202 /km2 (520 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 17449/ 17430
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Tonnay-Charente is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in south-western 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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