La Balme-les-Grottes

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La Balme-les-Grottes
Coat of arms of La Balme-les-Grottes
Coat of arms
La Balme-les-Grottes is located in France
La Balme-les-Grottes
La Balme-les-Grottes
Coordinates: 45°51′12″N 5°20′13″E / 45.8533°N 5.3369°E / 45.8533; 5.3369Coordinates: 45°51′12″N 5°20′13″E / 45.8533°N 5.3369°E / 45.8533; 5.3369
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Isère
Arrondissement La Tour-du-Pin
Canton Crémieu
Intercommunality Isle-Crémieu
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Martine Gabeure
Area
 • Land1 14.61 km2 (5.64 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 909
 • Population2 density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 38026 / 38390
Elevation 192–383 m (630–1,257 ft)
(avg. 210 m or 690 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.

La Balme-les-Grottes is a commune in the Isère department in southeastern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1962 360 —    
1968 393 +9.2%
1975 438 +11.5%
1982 531 +21.2%
1990 588 +10.7%
1999 675 +14.8%
2006 814 +20.6%
2009 909 +11.7%

Personalities[edit]

  • Laurent Clerc, co-founder of the first school for the deaf in North America, was born at La Balme-les-Grottes in 1785.

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