Saint-Mury-Monteymond

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Saint-Mury-Monteymond
Saint Mury-Monteymond, View from Refuge Jean Collet, June 2012.jpg
Saint-Mury-Monteymond is located in France
Saint-Mury-Monteymond
Saint-Mury-Monteymond
Coordinates: 45°13′23″N 5°55′38″E / 45.2231°N 5.9272°E / 45.2231; 5.9272Coordinates: 45°13′23″N 5°55′38″E / 45.2231°N 5.9272°E / 45.2231; 5.9272
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Isère
Arrondissement Grenoble
Canton Domène
Intercommunality Balcon de Belledonne
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Isabelle Curt
Area1 11 km2 (4 sq mi)
Population (2011)2 345
 • Density 31/km2 (81/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 38430 / 38190
Elevation 320–2,600 m (1,050–8,530 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-Mury-Monteymond is a commune in the Isère French Department in the Region Rhône-Alpes of France.

History[edit]

In 1882, Aristide Bergès constructed a 1200 hp turbine in the neighbouring hamlet of La Gorge, at the foot of the Peak of Belledonne.[1]

Due to the steepness of the slope to the Lac Blanc, source of the river Vors, the first Penstocks were constructed. Because of the work of Aristide Bergès, Saint-Mury-Monteymond became the first village in France illuminated by electrical power.[2]

Geography[edit]

Neighbouring communes[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 247 —    
1968 150 −39.3%
1975 150 +0.0%
1982 193 +28.7%
1990 259 +34.2%
1999 314 +21.2%
2006 339 +8.0%
2011 345 +1.8%

Sights[edit]

  • Ancient millhouse

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Museum of white oil http://www.musee-houille-blanche.fr/
  2. ^ Cécile Gouy-Gilbert, Anne Dalmasso and Michael Jakob Alpes électriques. Dire, 2011, p. 12. 978-2-9534279-2-9

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