From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other uses, see Couzon (disambiguation).
Couzon is located in France
Coordinates: 46°39′32″N 3°07′18″E / 46.6589°N 3.1217°E / 46.6589; 3.1217Coordinates: 46°39′32″N 3°07′18″E / 46.6589°N 3.1217°E / 46.6589; 3.1217
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Allier
Arrondissement Moulins
Canton Bourbon-l'Archambault
Intercommunality Pays de Lévis en Bocage Bourbonnais
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Christophe de Contenson (PR)
Area1 19.85 km2 (7.66 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 282
 • Density 14/km2 (37/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 03090 /03160
Elevation 197–274 m (646–899 ft)
(avg. 224 m or 735 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.

Couzon is a commune in the Allier department in central France.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 293 —    
1968 355 +21.2%
1975 291 −18.0%
1982 301 +3.4%
1990 290 −3.7%
1999 294 +1.4%
2008 300 +2.0%
2012 282 −6.0%


The economy is based around forestry, agriculture and most people have small holdings. This region was prized for its clay and there are many old 'Tuilleries' which were the old tile-making sites. The weather used to be very hot in the summer with snow in the winter as it is quite high up, but the last couple of years have seen an increase in rain (to the point of damaging crops), and milder summers.


The nearest small town and supermarket is ten minutes away at Bourbon L'Archambault, which was the original seat of the Dukes of Bourbon in medieval times and has the remains of a superb castle, it was also a Roman bath town. The nearest large town is Moulins, Allier.

There is also a house that Joan of Arc is said to have stayed in.


There is an excellent sports complex and it is possible to go kayaking and canoeing on the river. There are also a variety of sports clubs including motorcross, archery, scuba diving, martial arts and rifle shooting.

See also[edit]