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Coordinates: 46°48′05″N 4°26′28″E / 46.8014°N 4.4411°E / 46.8014; 4.4411

Commune of Le Creusot

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Location
Le Creusot is located in France
Le Creusot
Administration
Country France
Region Bourgogne
Department Saône-et-Loire
Arrondissement Autun
Intercommunality Creusot-Montceau
Mayor André Billardon
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 316–516 m (1,040–1,690 ft)
(avg. 347 m/1,140 ft)
Land area1 18.11 km2 (6.99 sq mi)
Population2 24,441  (2006)
 - Density 1,350 /km2 (3,500 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 71153/ 71200
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Le Creusot is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.

The inhabitants are known as Creusotins. Formerly a mining town, its economy is now dominated by metallurgical companies such as ArcelorMittal, Schneider Electric, and Alstom.

Since the 1990s, the town has been developing its touristic credentials. Its main attraction is the Parc des Combes. The Creusot steam hammer has been rebuilt as a tourist attraction in the town square.

Le Creusot is also the second educational centre of the Bourgogne (after Dijon), with its IUT and the Condorcet university centre.

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1911 encyclopedia

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