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Creuse

(kröz), department (1990 pop. 131,349), central France, in the Massif CentralMassif Central
[Fr.,=central highlands], great mountainous plateau, c.33,000 sq mi (85,470 sq km), S central France, covering almost a sixth of the surface of the country.
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. GuéretGuéret
, town (1990 pop. 15,718), capital of Creuse dept., central France. It is a market center and an industrial town. Metals (especially aluminum), shirts, jewelry, and handicrafts are the principal manufactures. In the 13th cent.
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 (the capital) and AubussonAubusson
, town (1993 est. pop. 5,546), Creuse dept., central France, in the former province of Marche, on the Creuse River. Its famous tapestry and carpet manufactures date from the 15th cent. Aluminum, electric lamps, and rubber goods are also made.
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 are the chief towns.

Creuse

 

a department in central France. Area, 5,600 sq km. Population, 153,000 (1972). Administrative center, Guéret. The relief is high (the Marche Plateau, up to 697 m; the Millevaches Plateau, up to 984 m) and dissected by the deep river valleys of the Loire basin (the Creuse and the Cher, for example). The department is an agricultural region, and its population is decreasing (since 1901, by 45 percent). Cattle, swine, and sheep are raised; wheat, barley, potatoes, and forage crops are grown. The Creuse Department has textile (Aubusson) and food industries.


Creuse

 

a river in France, a right tributary of the Vienne (Loire system). Length, 267 km; basin area, approximately 10,000 sq km. The Creuse takes its source in the Massif Central, and in the upper reaches it flows in a deep valley, coming out onto a plain below Argenton. The water discharge in the middle course is 32 cu m per sec. There is a hydroelectric power station on the Creuse. The river is navigable for 8 km from its mouth.

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Major organization : CONSEIL DPARTEMENTAL DE LA CREUSE (22230962700016)
She can now concentrate on other things which include a regular blog on life in the Creuse.
Clos Brgeot is probably still the only vineyard in production in Creuse.
For me, as a child and as a young adult, the Creuse was paradise.
The stonemasons of Creuse in nineteenth-century Paris.
The region is divided into three "dApartements" - Creuse, CorrAze and Haute Vienne - which are similar to the UK with their rolling hills, lush forests and wildlife.
The Reverend Tom Creuse, pastor of a Congregational church in Holland, Mass.
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He left England in April, 2000, with wife Yo, 39, and son Carey, 15, to take over a 240-acre farm near Gueret, Creuse, in central France.
JACQUES REDA'S recent work, Les Fins fonds, comprises "La Fin du Monde," a short story, and La Creuse, subtitled "roman de poche.
Soprano Nathalie Paulin appears as Creuse in Charpentier's Medee for Toronto's Opera Atelier in November, returning as Susanna in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (May 2003).
The handful of recollections left by stonemasons emphasize instead the point that the hardships endured at and around the Place were the price to be paid for supporting families back home in Creuse.