|Canton||Le Creusot-1 and 2|
|Intercommunality||CU Creusot Montceau|
|o Mayor (2020–2026)||David Marti|
|18.11 km2 (6.99 sq mi)|
|o Density||1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||316-516 m (1,037-1,693 ft) |
(avg. 347 m or 1,138 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
Since the 1990s, the town has been developing its tourism credentials. Its main attraction is the Parc des Combes. The Creusot steam hammer is exposed as a tourist attraction in a square at the entrance to the town from the south.
In 1836, iron ore mines and forges around Le Creusot were bought by Adolphe Schneider and his brother Eugène Schneider. They developed a business in steel, railways, armaments, and shipbuilding. The Schneider empire developed much of the town itself, until it was much reduced in the second half of the twentieth century. It eventually became known as Schneider Electric. The steel forgings for the French nuclear power plants as well as the special alloys for the TGV trains were manufactured in Le Creusot.
On 17 October 1942 the Schneider factory was targeted by the RAF in a daylight raid designated Operation Robinson.
Le Creusot is twinned with: