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Grenoble
Prefecture and commune
From upper left:  Panorama of the city, Grenoble’s cable cars, place Saint-André, jardin de ville, banks of the Isère river
From upper left: Panorama of the city, Grenoble’s cable cars, place Saint-André, jardin de ville, banks of the Isère river
Flag of Grenoble
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Coat of arms of Grenoble
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Isère
Arrondissement Grenoble
Canton Grenoble-1, 2, 3 and 4
Intercommunality Grenoble-Alpes Métropole
Area1 18.44 km2 (7.12 sq mi)
Population (2013) 162,780
 • Density 8,827.5/km2 (22,863/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
INSEE/Postal code 38185 /38000, 38100
Elevation 212–500 m (696–1,640 ft)
(avg. 398 m or 1,306 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Grenoble is a French commune in the Alpine foothills. It is the prefecture of the Isère department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

It has an oceanic climate (Cfb in the Koeppen climate classification).

It is an important centre for scientific research in France.

Education

A campus of the École nationale de l'aviation civile (French civil aviation academy) is in Grenoble. Grenoble School of Management is also in the city, as well as the Université Grenoble-Alpes.

Transport

Twin towns — Sister cities

Grenoble is twinned with:

  • Phoenix, United States, since 1990
  • Pécs, Hungary, since 1992
  • Bethlehem, Palestinian Authority, since 1995
  • Kaunas, Lithuania, since 1997
  • Sfax, Tunisia, since 1998
  • Constantine, Algeria, since 1999
  • Corato, Italy, since 2002


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