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[la raw-shel] /la rɔˈʃɛl/

a seaport in and the capital of Charente Maritime, in W France; besieged while a Huguenot stronghold 1627–29.
[French raw-shel for 1; roh-shel, ruh- for 2] /French rɔˈʃɛl for 1; roʊˈʃɛl, rə- for 2/
La. .
a female given name: from a French word meaning “small rock.”.
[sha-rahnt-ma-ree-teem] /ʃa rɑ̃t ma riˈtim/
a department in W France. 2792 sq. mi. (7230 sq. km).
Capital: La Rochelle.
/French ʃarɑ̃tmaritim/
a department of W France, in Poitou-Charentes region. Capital: La Rochelle. Pop: 576 855 (2003 est). Area: 7232 sq km (2820 sq miles)
/French la rɔʃɛl/
a port in W France, on the Bay of Biscay: a Huguenot stronghold until its submission through famine to Richelieu’s forces after a long siege (1627–28). Pop: 76 584 (1999)


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