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Charente-Maritime (Department, France): Intermunicipal Authorities

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Index of the Intermunicipal Authorities

  • Communautés de communes (9)
    • Aunis Atlantique
    • Aunis Sud
    • Bassin de Marennes
    • Canton de Gémozac et Saintonge viticole
    • Charente-Arnoult-Cœur de Saintonge
    • Haute Saintonge
    • Île-d'Oléron
    • Île de Ré
    • Vals de Saintonge

Communauté d'agglomération de La Rochelle

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Flag of the Communauté d'agglomération de La Rochelle - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 25 February 2017/P>

The Communauté d'agglomération de La Rochelle (162,781 inhabitants in 2011; 32,696 ha) groups 28 municipalities: Angoulins, Aytré, Bourgneuf, Chàtelaillon-Plage, Clavette, Croix-Chapeau, Dompierre-sur-Mer, Esnandes, L'Houmeau, La Jarne, La Jarrie, La Rochelle, Lagord, Marsilly, Montroy, Nieul-sur-Mer, Périgny, Puilboreau, Salles-sur-Mer, Saint-Christophe, Saint-Médard-d'Aunis, Saint-Vivien, Saint-Xandre, Sainte-Soulle, Thairé, Vérines, Yves.
It succeeded in January 2000 the Communuaté de Communes de La Rochelle, then made of 18 municipalities; another 10 municipalities joined in 2014.

The flag of the Communauté d'agglomération de La Rochelle (photo) is white with the logo of the authority and sky blue corners at upper hoist and lower fly, as if the logo was surrounded by an ellipse.
The logo is made up of two triangles, the lower right plain blue like on the current logo of the town of La Rochelle, and the upper right made of blue and white stripe, like the historical flag of La Recohelle.

Olivier Touzeau, 25 February 2017


Communauté d'agglomération Royan Atlantique

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Flag of the CARA - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 18 August 2016

As of 1 January 2016, the CARA (website) grouped 34 municipalities (total population, 81,036 inhabitants; total area, 60,400 ha). The CARA is seated at Royan, the most populated of the 34 municipalities (18,138 inh.). The second most populated municipality is Saint-Georges-de-Didonne (5,080 inh.), while another 13 municipalities have between 2,000 and 5,000 inhabitants. The least populated municipality of the CARA is Saint-Romain-sur-Gironde (61 inh.).
The CARA owns the Royan Atlantique racetrack, located in the municipality of Les Mathes - La Palmyre, which was fully restructured, revamped and increased from 2011 to 2013. The new horsetrack was inaugurated on 30 June 2013. Spreading over 24 ha, the site includes a grass track for trotting race (1,425 m), a track for flat races (1,375 m), a steeplechase course, and a training center catering 120 horses.

The flag of the CARA (photo) is white with the logo of the institution in the center.

Olivier Touzeau & Ivan Sache, 18 August 2016