Le Bourg-d'Oisans

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Le Bourg-d'Oisans
Le Bourg-d'Oisans. In the background the Grandes Rousses massif and the Alpe d'Huez
Le Bourg-d'Oisans. In the background the Grandes Rousses massif and the Alpe d'Huez
Coat of arms of Le Bourg-d'Oisans
Coat of arms
Le Bourg-d'Oisans is located in France
Le Bourg-d'Oisans
Le Bourg-d'Oisans
Coordinates: 45°03′21″N 6°01′49″E / 45.0558°N 6.0303°E / 45.0558; 6.0303Coordinates: 45°03′21″N 6°01′49″E / 45.0558°N 6.0303°E / 45.0558; 6.0303
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Isère
Arrondissement Grenoble
Canton Le Bourg-d'Oisans
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) André Salvetti
Area1 36 km2 (14 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 2,984
 • Density 83/km2 (210/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 38052 / 38520
Elevation 701–3,121 m (2,300–10,240 ft)
(avg. 720 m or 2,360 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.

Le Bourg-d'Oisans is a commune in the Isère department in southeastern France.

It is located in the Oisans region of the French Alps. Le Bourg-d'Oisans is located in the valley of the Romanche river, on the road from Grenoble to Briançon, and on the south side of the Col de la Croix de Fer. It is often on the route of the Tour de France, as the town sits at the base of the road to Alpe d'Huez and the legendary switchbacks to the top of the mountain (those wanting to test their skills against the professional cyclists' times can rent bicycles in Bourg d'Oisans and ride to the top where the tourist office offers a certificate of official completion that costs one Euro).

It is surrounded by several well-known mountain resorts, including the Alpe d'Huez and Les Deux Alpes. The Écrins National Park lies to the southeast of Le Bourg-d'Oisans.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,992 —    
1800 2,079 +4.4%
1821 2,473 +19.0%
1831 3,052 +23.4%
1841 3,196 +4.7%
1851 3,212 +0.5%
1861 2,796 −13.0%
1872 2,773 −0.8%
1881 2,650 −4.4%
1891 2,543 −4.0%
1901 2,618 +2.9%
1911 2,624 +0.2%
1921 2,112 −19.5%
1931 2,239 +6.0%
1946 2,375 +6.1%
1954 2,150 −9.5%
1962 2,189 +1.8%
1968 2,280 +4.2%
1975 2,448 +7.4%
1982 3,027 +23.7%
1990 2,911 −3.8%
1999 2,984 +2.5%
2006 3,308 +10.9%
2011 3,278 −0.9%

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