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Le Creusot

Le Creusot
Coat of arms of Le Creusot
Coat of arms
Le Creusot is located in France
Le Creusot
Le Creusot
Country France
Region Burgundy
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Autun
Intercommunality Creusot-Montceau
 • Mayor (2001–2008) André Billardon
Area1 18.11 km2 (6.99 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 24,441
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 71153 / 71200
Elevation 316–516 m (1,037–1,693 ft)
(avg. 347 m or 1,138 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.

Le Creusot (pronounced: ) is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.

The inhabitants are known as Creusotins. Formerly a mining town, its economy is now dominated by metallurgical companies such as ArcelorMittal, Schneider Electric, and Alstom.

Since the 1990s, the town has been developing its tourism credentials. Its main attraction is the Parc des Combes. The Creusot steam hammer has been rebuilt as a tourist attraction in the town square.

Le Creusot is also the second educational centre of the Bourgogne (after Dijon), with its IUT and the Condorcet university centre.


About 5 km (3.11 mi) south-east of town centre is the Gare du Creusot TGV, a train station on the LGV Sud-Est line, which links the area to Paris, Lyon and beyond with high-speed rail.


Notable people

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Le Creusot is twinned with:

See also

Notes and references


External links

  • Official website (French)
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