Aubusson, Creuse facts for kids
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A general view of Aubusson
|Intercommunality||CC Creuse Grand Sud|
|19.21 km2 (7.42 sq mi)|
|• Density||186.93/km2 (484.16/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||416–608 m (1,365–1,995 ft)
(avg. 512 m or 1,680 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
In 1790, when the departments were created, Aubusson was named as district of the Creuse department and an arrondissement in 1800.
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.
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.
The inhabitants of Aubusson are known, in French, as Aubussonnais (women: Aubussonnaises).
The commune of Aubusson has a population, in 2014, of 3,591; 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). 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).
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).
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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