Place:Creuse, France

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NameCreuse
TypeDépartement
Coordinates46.083°N 2°E
Located inFrance
Also located inLimousin, France    
Contained Places
Arrondissement
Bourganeuf
Canton
Chambon-sur-Voeize
Commune
Aubusson
Guéret
Inhabited place
Ahun
Auzances
Bonlieu
Boussac
Boussac-Bourg
Bénévent-l'Abbaye
Chambon-sur-Voueize
Châtelus-Malvaleix
Chéniers
Cortine-le-Trucq
Crozant
Dun-le-Palestel
Felletin
Gentioux-Pigerolles
La Borne
La Souterraine
Moutier-d'Ahun
Saint-Germain-Beaupré
Saint-Goussaud
Soubrebost
Unknown
Ajain
Alleyrat
Anzême
Arfeuille-Châtain
Arrènes
Ars
Auge
Augères
Aulon
Auriat
Azat-Châtenet
Azerables
Banize
Basville
Bazelat
Beissat
Bellegarde-en-Marche
Blaudeix
Bonnat
Bord-Saint-Georges
Bosmoreau-les-Mines
Bosroger
Brousse
Budelière
Bussière-Dunoise
Bussière-Nouvelle
Bussière-Saint-Georges
Bétête
Ceyroux
Chamberaud
Chambon-Sainte-Croix
Chambonchard
Chamborand
Champagnat
Champsanglard
Chard
Charron
Chavanat
Châtelard
Châtelus-le-Marcheix
Chénérailles
Clairavaux
Clugnat
Colondannes
Cressat
Crocq
Croze
Domeyrot
Dontreix
Evaux-les-Bains
Faux-Mazuras
Faux-la-Montagne
Flayat
Fleurat
Fontanières
Fransèches
Fresselines
Féniers
Gartempe
Genouillac
Gioux
Glénic
Gouzon
Gouzougnat
Issoudun-Létrieix
Jalesches
Janaillat
Jarnages
Jouillat
La Brionne
La Celle-Dunoise
La Celle-sous-Gouzon
La Cellette
La Chapelle-Baloue
La Chapelle-Saint-Martial
La Chapelle-Taillefert
La Chaussade
La Courtine-le-Trucq
La Forêt-du-Temple
La Mazière-aux-Bons-Hommes
La Nouaille
La Pouge
La Rochette
La Saunière
La Serre-Bussière-Vieille
La Villedieu
La Villeneuve
La Villetelle
Ladapeyre
Lafat
Lavaufranche
Lavaveix-les-Mines
Le Bourg-d'Hem
Le Chauchet
Le Compas
Le Donzeil
Le Grand-Bourg
Le Mas-d'Artige
Le Monteil-au-Vicomte
Les Forges
Les Mars
Leyrat
Linard
Lioux-les-Monges
Lizières
Lourdoueix-Saint-Pierre
Lupersat
Lussat
Lépaud
Lépinas
Magnat-l'Etrange
Mainsat
Maison-Feyne
Maisonnisses
Malleret
Malleret-Boussac
Malval
Mansat-la-Courrière
Marsac
Masbaraud-Mérignat
Mautes
Mazeirat
Montaigut-le-Blanc
Montboucher
Mortroux
Mourioux
Moutier-Malcard
Moutier-Rozeille
Méasnes
Mérinchal
Naillat
Noth
Nouhant
Nouzerines
Nouzerolles
Nouziers
Néoux
Parsac
Peyrabout
Peyrat-la-Nonière
Pierrefitte
Pigerolles
Pionnat
Pontarion
Pontcharraud
Poussanges
Puy-Malsignat
Reterre
Rimondeix
Roches
Rougnat
Royère
Sagnat
Saint-Agnant-de-Versillat
Saint-Agnant-près-Crocq
Saint-Alpinien
Saint-Amand
Saint-Amand-Jartoudeix
Saint-Avit-de-Tardes
Saint-Avit-le-Pauvre
Saint-Bard
Saint-Chabrais
Saint-Christophe
Saint-Dizier-Leyrenne
Saint-Dizier-la-Tour
Saint-Dizier-les-Domaines
Saint-Domet
Saint-Eloi
Saint-Etienne-de-Fursac
Saint-Fiel
Saint-Frion
Saint-Georges-Nigremont
Saint-Georges-la-Pouge
Saint-Hilaire-la-Plaine
Saint-Hilaire-le-Château
Saint-Julien-la-Genête
Saint-Julien-le-Châtel
Saint-Junien-la-Bregère
Saint-Laurent
Saint-Loup
Saint-Léger-Bridereix
Saint-Léger-le-Guérétois
Saint-Maixant
Saint-Marc-à-Frongier
Saint-Marc-à-Loubaud
Saint-Marien
Saint-Martial-le-Mont
Saint-Martial-le-Vieux
Saint-Martin-Château
Saint-Martin-Sainte-Catherine
Saint-Maurice-la-Souterraine
Saint-Maurice-près-Crocq
Saint-Merd-la-Breuille
Saint-Michel-de-Veisse
Saint-Moreil
Saint-Médard
Saint-Oradoux-de-Chirouze
Saint-Oradoux-près-Crocq
Saint-Pardoux-Morterolles
Saint-Pardoux-d'Arnet
Saint-Pardoux-le-Neuf
Saint-Pardoux-les-Cards
Saint-Pierre-Bellevue
Saint-Pierre-Chérignat
Saint-Pierre-de-Fursac
Saint-Pierre-le-Bost
Saint-Priest
Saint-Priest-Palus
Saint-Priest-la-Feuille
Saint-Priest-la-Plaine
Saint-Quentin-la-Chabanne
Saint-Silvain-Bas-le-Roc
Saint-Silvain-Bellegarde
Saint-Silvain-Montaigut
Saint-Silvain-sous-Toulx
Saint-Sulpice-le-Dunois
Saint-Sulpice-le-Guérétois
Saint-Sulpice-les-Champs
Saint-Sébastien
Saint-Vaury
Saint-Victor
Saint-Yrieix-la-Montagne
Saint-Yrieix-les-Bois
Sainte-Feyre
Sainte-Feyre-la-Montagne
Sannat
Sardent
Savennes
Sermur
Soumans
Sous-Parsat
Tardes
Tercillat
Thauron
Toulx-Sainte-Croix
Trois-Fonds
Vallières
Vareilles
Verneiges
Vidaillat
Viersat
Vigeville
Villard
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Creuse is a department in central France named after the Creuse River.

History

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Creuse is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790. It was created from the former province of La Marche.

The County of Marche was a medieval French county, approximately corresponding to the modern département of Creuse. Marche first appeared as a separate fief about the middle of the 10th century, when William III, Duke of Aquitaine, gave it to one of his vassals named Boso, who took the title of count. In the 12th century, the countship passed to the family of Lusignan. They also were sometimes counts of Angoulême and counts of Limousin. With the death of the childless Count Guy in 1308, his possessions in La Marche were seized by Philip IV of France. In 1316 the king made La Marche an appanage for his youngest son the Prince, afterwards Charles IV. Several years later in 1327, La Marche passed into the hands of the House of Bourbon. The family of Armagnac held it from 1435 to 1477, when it reverted to the Bourbons. In 1527 La Marche was seized by Francis I and became part of the domains of the French crown. It was divided into Haute Marche and Basse Marche, the estates of the former continuing until the 17th century. From 1470 until the Revolution, the province was under the jurisdiction of the parlement of Paris.

In 1886 , located in a remote part of Creuse, became somewhat improbably the third town in France to receive a public electricity supply. Three years later, in 1889, the construction of a primitive hydro-electric factory at on the little at Saint-Martin-Château, away, established a more reliable electricity supply for the little town. The creation of a power line from the plant to Bourganeuf was supervised by a pioneering engineer called Marcel Deprez: this was the first time that a power line over such a long distance had been constructed in France. The achievement was crowned with the region's first telephone line, installed in order to permit instant communication between the generating station and the newly illuminated town.

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