Pontcharra

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Pontcharra
Pontcharra-sur-Bréda station
Pontcharra-sur-Bréda station
Pontcharra is located in France
Pontcharra
Pontcharra
Coordinates: 45°25′58″N 6°01′12″E / 45.43270°N 6.020100°E / 45.43270; 6.020100Coordinates: 45°25′58″N 6°01′12″E / 45.43270°N 6.020100°E / 45.43270; 6.020100
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Isère
Arrondissement Grenoble
Canton Goncelin
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Haut Grésivaudan
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Charles Bich
Area
 • Land1 16 km2 (6 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 7,027
 • Population2 density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 38314 / 38530
Elevation 244–1,217 m (801–3,993 ft)
Website Ville-pontcharra.fr

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.

Pontcharra is a commune in the Isère department in south-eastern France.

Pontcharra is the birth place of former Formula One driver René Arnoux (born 4 July 1948). Arnoux won seven Grands Prix from 149 starts and finished a career best third place in the 1983 Formula One season. Arnoux also won the 1977 European Formula 2 Championship.

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