Isère facts for kids
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Prefecture building of the Isère department, in Grenoble
Location of Isère in France
|Subprefectures||La Tour-du-Pin, Vienne|
|• Total||7,431.5 km2 (2,869.3 sq mi)|
|• Density||167.3413/km2 (433.4120/sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||Isérois or Iserans|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||FR-38|
Isère is a département in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France named after the Isère river.
Isère is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790 with Moirans as its capital. It was formed from part of the former province of Dauphiné.
It was divided in four districts: Grenoble, Saint-Marcellin, La Tour-du-Pin and Vienne. The capital was transfered in 1790 from Moirans to Grenoble.
In 1800, with the creation of the arrondissements in France, the four districts were changed into four arrondissements: Grenoble, Saint-Marcellin, La Tour-du-Pin and Vienne.
On 10 September 1926, the arrondissement of Saint-Marcellin was eliminated.
Isère is part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. It has an area of 7,431.5 km2 (2,869 sq mi).
The department borders with 7 departments in 2 regions:
- Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
- Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region
- Hautes-Alpes (southeast)
The highest mountain in the department is Pic Lory (44°55′21″N 06°21′24″E / 44.92250°N 6.35667°E); it is 4,088 m (13,412 ft) high.
The main rivers that flow through the department are the Rhône and its tributaries Isère and Bourbre.
The Köppen climate classification type for the climate at Grenoble is an "Oceanic climate" (also known as Maritime Temperate climate) and of the subtype Cfb.
Isère is managed by the Departmental Council of Isère in Grenoble. The department is part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.
There are 4 arrondissements (districts), 17 cantons and 281 communes (municipalities) in Isère.
|382||La Tour-du-Pin||La Tour-du-Pin||270,681||1,489.7||181.7||137|
The following is a list of the 29 cantons of the Isère department (with their INSEE codes), following the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015:
- Bièvre (3801)
- Bourgoin-Jallieu (3802)
- Chartreuse-Guiers (3803)
- Charvieu-Chavagneux (3804)
- Échirolles (3805)
- Fontaine-Seyssinet (3806)
- Fontaine-Vercors (3807)
- Le Grand-Lemps (3808)
- Grenoble-1 (3809)
- Grenoble-2 (3810)
- Grenoble-3 (3811)
- Grenoble-4 (3812)
- Le Haut-Grésivaudan (3813)
- L’Isle-d'Abeau (3814)
- Matheysine-Trièves (3815)
- Meylan (3816)
- Morestel (3817)
- Le Moyen Grésivaudan (3818)
- Oisans-Romanche (3819)
- Le Pont-de-Claix (3820)
- Roussillon (3821)
- Saint-Martin-d'Hères (3822)
- Le Sud Grésivaudan (3823)
- La Tour-du-Pin (3824)
- Tullins (3825)
- La Verpillière (3826)
- Vienne-1 (3827)
- Vienne-2 (3828)
- Voiron (3829)
The inhabitants of Isère are known, in French, as Isérois (women: Iséroises).
Isère had a population, in 2014, of 1,243,597, for a population density of 167.3 inhabitants/km2. The arrondissement of Grenoble, with 758,956 inhabitants, is the arrondissement with more inhabitants.
Evolution of the population in Isère
The communes in the department with more inhabitants are:
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