Eydoche

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Eydoche
Eydoche is located in France
Eydoche
Eydoche
Coordinates: 45°26′32″N 5°19′54″E / 45.4422°N 5.3317°E / 45.4422; 5.3317Coordinates: 45°26′32″N 5°19′54″E / 45.4422°N 5.3317°E / 45.4422; 5.3317
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Isère
Arrondissement La Tour-du-Pin
Canton Grand-Lemps
Intercommunality Bièvre Est
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Bernard Grollier
Area1 5.58 km2 (2.15 sq mi)
Population (2011)2 495
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 38159 / 38690
Elevation 493–629 m (1,617–2,064 ft)
(avg. 510 m or 1,670 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Eydoche is a commune in the Isère department in southeastern France. It lies about 45 minutes from Grenoble on the former Route de Lyon, between Champier and Longchenal.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 534 —    
1806 675 +26.4%
1821 671 −0.6%
1831 719 +7.2%
1841 868 +20.7%
1851 750 −13.6%
1861 720 −4.0%
1872 637 −11.5%
1881 587 −7.8%
1891 590 +0.5%
1901 559 −5.3%
1911 476 −14.8%
1921 434 −8.8%
1931 450 +3.7%
1946 371 −17.6%
1954 337 −9.2%
1962 329 −2.4%
1968 312 −5.2%
1975 302 −3.2%
1982 267 −11.6%
1990 307 +15.0%
1999 331 +7.8%
2006 426 +28.7%
2011 495 +16.2%

Economy[edit]

Eydoche is a farming community, mostly dairy cattle, wheat and corn, with tranquil pastoral views. There used to be a fabric mill where very intricate jacquard fabrics were made. Many of the factory's retirees still live in the village. There is a former stone grinding mill owned by the Jullien family, where members of the family still live. Both the fabric and grinding mills were originally powered by water wheels fed from a "ruisseau" or stream.

In recent years a woodworking factory has been established. There is also a trucking company.

Sights[edit]

There is the village "place" with the ancient church facing the "Monument des Morts" - with the names of soldiers lost during World War I and World War II. Many of the residents of Eydoche were active in the Resistance during World War II.

The walled cemetery is a short walk from the church.

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