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The Creuse in Fontgombault
Country France
Regions Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Centre-Val de Loire
Departments Creuse, Indre, Indre-et-Loire, Vienne
Communes Aubusson, Argenton-sur-Creuse, Guéret, Le Blanc
 - left Sédelle, Gartempe
 - right Rozeille, Petite Creuse, Bouzanne, Suin
Source Plateau de Millevaches
 - location Massif Central, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
 - elevation 811 m (2,661 ft)
 - coordinates 45°43′43″N 2°10′47″E / 45.72861°N 2.17972°E / 45.72861; 2.17972
Confluence Vienne river
 - location Port-de-Piles
Nouâtre, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Centre-Val de Loire
, France
 - elevation 40 m (131 ft)
 - coordinates 47°0′22″N 0°34′8″E / 47.00611°N 0.56889°E / 47.00611; 0.56889
Length 236.6 km (147 mi)
Basin 10,279 km² (3,969 sq mi)
Discharge for Leugny
 - average 74 /s (2,613 cu ft/s)

The Creuse (Occitan: Cruesa) is a river in western France that flows through the Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Centre-Val de Loire regions.

It rises in the Massif Central and flows into the Vienne river, as a right tributary.


The Creuse river has a length of 236.6 km (147 mi) and a drainage basin with an area of approximately 10,279 km2 (3,969 sq mi).

Its average yearly discharge (volume of water which passes through a section of the river per unit of time) is 74.0 m3/s (2,610 cu ft/s) at Leugny, Vienne.

Average monthly discharge (m3/s) at Leugny


The Creuse river starts in the Plateau de Millevaches, a north-western extension of the Massif Central, in the commune of Le Mas-d'Artige, Creuse department, at an elevation of about 811 m (2,661 ft). From here, it generally flows to the northwest.

Finally, the river flows into the Vienne river, on the right side, in the place known as Bec des Deux Eaux in the communes Port-de-Piles (Vienne), Ports and Nouâtre (Indre-et-Loire).

The Creuse flows through 5 departments and 80 communes, in 2 regions; some of the communes are:

Main tributaries

The main tributaries of the Creuse river are:


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