Septème

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Septème
Chateau
Chateau
Septème is located in France
Septème
Septème
Coordinates: 45°33′11″N 5°00′18″E / 45.5531°N 5.005°E / 45.5531; 5.005Coordinates: 45°33′11″N 5°00′18″E / 45.5531°N 5.005°E / 45.5531; 5.005
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Isère
Arrondissement Vienne
Canton Vienne-Nord
Intercommunality Pays Viennois
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Alain Clerc
Area1 21.55 km2 (8.32 sq mi)
Population (2011)2 1,782
 • Density 83/km2 (210/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 38480 / 38780
Elevation 188–386 m (617–1,266 ft)
(avg. 235 m or 771 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.

Septème is a commune in the Isère department in southeastern France.

History[edit]

The name of Septème reflects its location: at the seventh milepost on the Roman road between Vienne and Milan. A Roman camp had been established here, on a hill overlooking the valley.

A castle was recorded here in the 11th century and the village developed next to it. During the second half of the 12th century, the site was encircled by a strong enceinte one kilometre in length with three gates. After the unification of Septème to Dauphiné, a more modern castle was constructed in the 14th and 15th centuries.

The village has grown beyond the original enceinte, and now extends as far as the river.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,258 —    
1806 1,414 +12.4%
1821 1,777 +25.7%
1831 1,918 +7.9%
1841 2,429 +26.6%
1851 2,836 +16.8%
1861 3,154 +11.2%
1872 1,524 −51.7%
1881 1,400 −8.1%
1891 1,375 −1.8%
1901 1,200 −12.7%
1911 1,130 −5.8%
1921 1,061 −6.1%
1931 888 −16.3%
1946 737 −17.0%
1954 802 +8.8%
1962 792 −1.2%
1968 799 +0.9%
1975 865 +8.3%
1982 1,048 +21.2%
1990 1,267 +20.9%
1999 1,471 +16.1%
2006 1,760 +19.6%
2011 1,782 +1.2%

Personalities[edit]

  • Gabriel Veyre, born in Septême in 1871, pharmacist, operator of Lumière cinematograph, filmmaker and photographer of the Sultan of Morocco

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