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Poitou-Charentes region, France, satellite image. North is at top. Vegetation is shown in green, water in blue, and urban areas in grey. Poitou-Charentes (highlighted) is an administrative region in western France. The Atlantic Ocean lies to the west. The region has a population of around 1.7 million (2005). Its capital is Poitiers, which lies towards the north-east of the region. The two large islands are Ile de Re (north) and Ile d'Oleron (south).
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