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The doors of the church of Saint-Jacques, in Auzances
The doors of the church of Saint-Jacques, in Auzances
Coat of arms of Auzances
Coat of arms
Auzances is located in France
Coordinates: 46°01′39″N 2°30′06″E / 46.0275°N 2.5017°E / 46.0275; 2.5017Coordinates: 46°01′39″N 2°30′06″E / 46.0275°N 2.5017°E / 46.0275; 2.5017
Country France
Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Department Creuse
Arrondissement Aubusson
Canton Auzances
Intercommunality Auzances-Bellegarde
 • Mayor (2008–2014) André Vénuat
Area1 7.08 km2 (2.73 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 1,377
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 23013 /23700
Elevation 486–624 m (1,594–2,047 ft)
(avg. 545 m or 1,788 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.

Auzances is a commune in the Creuse department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in central France.


A small farming and light industrial town situated by the left bank of the river La Noisette, not far from the Cher, some 16 miles (26 km) northeast of Aubusson at the junction of the D4, D988 and D996 roads. The commune is served by local coaches.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 1,524 —    
1968 1,566 +2.8%
1975 1,665 +6.3%
1982 1,732 +4.0%
1990 1,536 −11.3%
1999 1,371 −10.7%
2008 1,377 +0.4%


  • Considerable evidence of Roman occupation: villas and tombs,
  • The church of St.Jacques, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • Several watermills.
  • The seventeenth century Montpensier house, with 2 towers.
  • The sixteenth century chapel of Sainte-Anne.
  • The seventeenth century chapel of Sainte-Marguerite.


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The following towns are twinned with Auzances :

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