|• Mayor (2001–2008)||André Billardon|
|• Land1||18.11 km2 (6.99 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||1,300/km2 (3,500/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||71153 / 71200|
|Elevation||316–516 m (1,037–1,693 ft)
(avg. 347 m or 1,138 ft)
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.
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.
- John "Iron-Mad" Wilkinson (1728 – 1808) advised Le Creusot on the development of its iron industry.
- Christian Bobin (b. 1951), writer
- Fr. Bruno Cadoré (b. 1954), Dominican priest and current Master of the Order
- Mathilde Carré (1910–1970), French Resistance agent during World War II, who turned double agent
- Sébastien Grax (b. 1984), footballer
- Claudie Haigneré (b. 1957), astronaut
- Anthony da Silva (b. 1980), footballer
- Marie-Alice Yahé (b. 1984), female rugbier
- Mickaël Vendetta (b. 1987), Internet celebrity
Twin towns — Sister cities
Le Creusot is twinned with:
Notes and references
- Official website (French)
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