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The church of St-Martin
The church of St-Martin
Coat of arms of Saint-Martin-d'Hères
Coat of arms
Saint-Martin-d'Hères is located in France
Coordinates: 45°10′02″N 5°45′55″E / 45.1672°N 5.7653°E / 45.1672; 5.7653Coordinates: 45°10′02″N 5°45′55″E / 45.1672°N 5.7653°E / 45.1672; 5.7653
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Isère
Arrondissement Grenoble
Canton Saint-Martin-d’Hères-Nord, Saint-Martin-d’Hères-Sud
Intercommunality Agglomeration community of the Grenoble Alpes Métropole
 • Mayor (2008–2014) René Proby
 • Land1 9.26 km2 (3.58 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Population2 35,500
 • Population2 density 3,800/km2 (9,900/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 38421 / 38400
Elevation 206–610 m (676–2,001 ft)
(avg. 234 m or 768 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.

Saint-Martin-d'Hères is a commune in the Isère department in south-eastern France.

It is the largest suburb of the city of Grenoble, and is adjacent to it on the east.


It is the home of the Université Stendhal, a center of higher education in the region. The university features the Centre universitaire d'études françaises (CUEF). The CUEF offers second language instruction in French, and attracts students from a variety of foreign countries. Several universities in the United States sponsor study-abroad programs affiliated with the CUEF.

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