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Location of Creuse in France
|Département||4 March 1790|
|• Total||5,565.4 km2 (2,148.8 sq mi)|
|• Density||21.71847/km2 (56.2506/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||FR-23|
The new department had seven districts: La Souterraine, Guéret, Boussac, Évaux, Felletin, Bourganeuf and Aubusson. The capital (now prefecture) was Guéret alternating with Aubusson, but soon only Guéret remained as capital.
In 1800, with the creation of the arrondissements in France, the seven districts were changed into four arrondissements: Guéret, Aubusson, Bourganeuf and Boussac.
On 10 September 1926, the arrondissements of Bourganeuf et Boussac were eliminated.
The department is in the nortwestern part of the Massif Central; the Millevaches plateau is in the southeastern part of the department. The highest point is in Forêt de Châteauvert ( ), "commune" of Saint-Oradoux-de-Chirouze, southeastern of the department and in northeastern Massif Central; it is 932 m (3,058 ft) high; the lowest point is in the valley of the Creuse river, 175 m (574 ft) high.
- Le Grand-Bourg
- La Souterraine
The inhabitants of Creuse are known, in French, as Creusois (women: Creusoises).
Creuse has a population, in 2013, of 120,872, for a population density of 21.7 inhabitants/km2. The arrondissement of Guéret, with 83,518 inhabitants, is by far the largest. The other arrondissement, Aubusson, has 37,354 inhabitants.
The city with more people living in it is Limoges (135,0980).
The main cities in the department are:
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