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by Pierre Gay
The department uses the banner of arms of the traditional province of Marche
Traditional provinces: Marche, Berry
Bordering departments: Allier, Cher, Corrèze, Indre, Puy-de-Dôme, Haute-Vienne
Area: 5,565 km2
Population (1995): 127,100 inhabitants
Subdivisions: 2 arrondissements, 27 cantons, 260 communes.
The department is named after the river Creuse (265 km), tributary of Vienne.
by Philippe-Pierre Darras