Aubusson, Creuse

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Aubusson

Aubusson vue.JPG
A general view of Aubusson
Coat of arms of Aubusson
Aubusson is located in France
Aubusson
Administration
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Aubusson
Canton Aubusson
Intercommunality Creuse Grand Sud
Mayor Michel Moine[1]
(2014-2020)
Statistics
Elevation 416–608 m (1,365–1,995 ft)
(avg. 512 m/1,680 ft)
Land area1 19.2 km2 (7.4 sq mi)
Population2 3,591  (2014)
 - Density 187 /km2 (480 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 23008/ 23200
Website www.aubusson.fr
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.

Coordinates: 45°57′25″N 2°10′06″E / 45.957°N 2.1683°E / 45.957; 2.1683

Aubusson (Occitan auvergnat: Le Buçon, formerly Aubuçon) is a commune of the Creuse department in central France, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

History[change | change source]

In 1790, when the departments were created, Aubusson was named as district of the Creuse department and an arrondissement in 1800.

Geography[change | change source]

The commune of Aubusson is in the southern part of the department, at the confluence of the Creuse river and its tributary the Beauze river. The city is at the northeastern end of the Millevaches plateau.

It has an area of 19.2 km2 (7.4 sq mi),[2] and its average altitude is 512 m (1,680 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 440 m (1,440 ft).[3]

The city of Aubusson is at about 349 km (217 mi) from Bordeaux, at 350 km (220 mi) from Toulouse, at 401 km (249 mi) from Paris and at 270 km (170 mi) from Lyon.

Aubusson and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Aubusson

The communes that are around Aubusson are Blessac, Alleyrat, Saint-Maixant, Saint-Amand, Saint-Alpinien , Saint-Pardoux-le-Neuf, Moutier-Rozeille, Saint-Quentin-la-Chabanne and Saint-Marc-à-Frongier.

Aubusson has an oceanic climate with relatively hot summers, mild winters and abundant rainfall, Cfb in the Köppen climate classification.[4]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Aubusson are known, in French, as Aubussonnais (women: Aubussonnaises).[5]

The commune of Aubusson has a population, in 2014, of 3,591;[6] its population density is of 187.0 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Aubusson

Aubusson forms the urban area of Aubusson with a population of 3,679 inhabitants (2013) and an area of 192 km2 (74 sq mi).[7] This urban area is the centre of the metropolitan area of Aubusson, formed by 9 communes with a population of 6,386 inhabitants and an area of 1,362 km2 (526 sq mi).[8]

Administration[change | change source]

Aubusson is the subprefecture of the Creuse department, the capital of the arrondissement of Aubusson and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton of Aubusson, with 9,437 inhabitants (2014).

It is part of the intercommunality Creuse Grand Sud (French: Communauté de communes Creuse Grand Sud).

Tapestry[change | change source]

Aubusson is well known for its tapestry and carpets, which have been famous throughout the world since the 14th century. Its origins were born with the arrival of weavers from Flanders, who moved to Aubusson around 1580. There is a famous collection of Aubusson tapestries at Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Votre Conseil Municipal" (in French). Ville de Guéret. http://www.ville-gueret.fr/mairie/conseilm.php. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  2. "Commune de Aubusson (23008) - Comparateur de territoire" (in French). Publications et statistiques pour la France ou les régions. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/1405599?geo=COM-23008. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  3. "Aubusson". Map-France.com. http://www.map-france.com/Aubusson-23200/. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  4. "Ville de Aubusson" (in French). Annuaire-Mairie.fr. http://www.annuaire-mairie.fr/ville-aubusson.html. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  5. "Aubusson (23200)" (in French). habitants.fr. http://www.habitants.fr/aubusson/banque. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  6. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (in French) (PDF). Populations légales 2014. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. http://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/fichier/2525755/dep23.pdf. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  7. "Unité urbaine d’Aubusson (23102)" (in French). Comparateur de territoire. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/1405599?geo=UU2010-23102. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  8. "Aire urbaine d’Aubusson (487)" (in French). Comparateur de territoire. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/1405599?geo=AU2010-487. Retrieved 23 May 2017.

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