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There are 3 arrondissements in the Isère department. The French departments, and in other countries, are divided into arrondissements, which may be translated into English as districts (in some cases, as boroughs). The capital of an arrondissement is called a subprefecture.

If the prefecture (capital) of the department is in an arrondissement, that prefecture is the capital of the arrondissement, acting both as a prefecture and as a subprefecture.

Arrondissements are further divided into communes.

The 3 arrondissements of Isère are:

Arrondissements Isère
Arrondissements of Isère, in red, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.
Arrondissements of the Isère
Arrondissement Capital Population
381 Grenoble Grenoble 758,956 4,714.7 161.0 267
382 La Tour-du-Pin La Tour-du-Pin 270,681 1,489.7 181.7 137
383 Vienne Vienne 213,960 1,227.1 174.4 117


Since its creation, the Isère department has had some changes:

  • 1790 : creation of the Isère department with four districts: Grenoble, Saint-Marcellin, La Tour-du-Pin and Vienne.
  • 1800 : creation of the arrondissements: Grenoble, Saint-Marcellin, La Tour-du-Pin and Vienne.
  • 1926 : the arrondissement of Saint-Marcellin was eliminated.

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