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Argenton-sur-Creuse

Argenton-sur-Creuse
The Creuse river and surrounding buildings
The Creuse river and surrounding buildings
Coat of arms of Argenton-sur-Creuse
Coat of arms
Argenton-sur-Creuse is located in France
Argenton-sur-Creuse
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Indre
Arrondissement Châteauroux
Canton Argenton-sur-Creuse
Intercommunality Pays d'Argenton-sur-Creuse
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Sapin
Area1 29.34 km2 (11.33 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 5,160
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 36006 / 36200
Elevation 99–234 m (325–768 ft)
(avg. 119 m or 390 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.

Argenton-sur-Creuse is a commune in the Indre department in central France. It lies on the Creuse River, 19 miles south-southwest of Châteauroux, close to the A20 motorway.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Notable people 2
  • Neighborhood 3
  • Population 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

The modern city is built close to the site of the Gallo-Roman city of Argentomagus which lies a little to the north. The site has been developed as a museum visitor attraction. The name of the ancient town probably derives from the Latin word for "silver", as the town was a center of silver work.

The 11th edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica of 1911 described the city as follows: "The river is crossed by two bridges, and its banks are bordered by picturesque old houses. There are numerous tanneries, and the manufacture of boots, shoes and linen goods is carried on".[1] One of the riverside mills has been converted into the "Museum of the Shirt and Masculine Elegance".

Notable people

Neighborhood

The village of George Sand may be visited.

Population

See also

References

  • INSEE
  1. ^  

External links

  • Tourist Information Office website (in French)
  • Argentomagus museum website (English-language version)


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