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Aubusson

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A general view of Aubusson
Coat of arms of Aubusson
Administration
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Aubusson
Intercommunality Creuse Grand Sud
Mayor Michel Moine
(2014-2020)
Statistics
Elevation 416–608 m (1,365–1,995 ft)
(avg. 512 m or 1,680 ft*)
Land area1 19.2 km2 (7.4 sq mi)
Population2 3,679  (2013)
 - Density 192/km2 (500/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

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

Geography

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

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.

Population

The commune of Aubusson has a population, in 2013, of 3,679; its population density is of 191.6 inhabitants/km2.

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

Tapestry

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.

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