Allemond

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Allemond
A general view of Allemond
A general view of Allemond
Location of Allemond
Allemond is located in France
Allemond
Allemond
Allemond is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Allemond
Allemond
Coordinates: 45°07′52″N 6°02′18″E / 45.1311°N 6.0383°E / 45.1311; 6.0383Coordinates: 45°07′52″N 6°02′18″E / 45.1311°N 6.0383°E / 45.1311; 6.0383
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentIsère
ArrondissementGrenoble
CantonOisans-Romanche
IntercommunalityOisans
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Alain Ginies[1]
Area
1
45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
954
 • Density21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
38005 /38114
Elevation702–2,969 m (2,303–9,741 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Allemond[3] (spelled Allemont by the local council[4]) is a commune in the Isère department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Allemondins or Allemondines[5]

Geography[edit]

Allemond is a small mountain village in the heart of the Oisans in the valley of the Eau d'Olle, at the foot of the Belledonne mountains in the Grandes Rousses basin. It is located some 20 km east of Saint-Martin-d'Hères and 30 km south of Pontcharra. Access to the commune is by the D526 road from the south which passes through the village then continues north along the eastern border of the commune before turning west. The commune consists of high mountains with forests on the lower slopes.[6]

Localities and hamlets in the commune[edit]

  • La traverse (1300 m high)
  • Le clot
  • La rivoire
  • La combe
  • Le Mas des Croze
  • Le village
  • Les grands champs
  • La ville
  • La fondrie
  • La pernière haute et basse
  • Pissevache
  • Farnier
  • Champeau
  • Le villaret
  • La drayrie
  • Baton (700 m high)
  • Coteysard
  • Le Mollard
  • Le Rivier
  • L'eau Dolle
  • Les 4 saisons

Neighbouring communes and villages[edit]

[6]

History[edit]

The first buildings were built in the town in the Middle Ages.

Allemond Royal Foundry (18th century)

Until the 1960s the life of the people was very simple: they were mainly farmers and herders.

The city also had mining activity under Louis XIII and Louis XIV. It housed the Royal foundries in which ore from mines in the town - mainly silver, lead, and copper - were melted down. Part of the buildings from the former royal foundry long housed the hotel called "Les Tilleuls" (now closed). This hotel with its beautiful walnut staircase was bought in 1920 by a former mayor of the town (for 40 years). His two daughters, Marguerite and Raymonde Giroutru, local personalities, then controlled the propertry for a long time. It was said that Napoleon III stayed at the hotel.

In the late 1970s, the Grand Maison Dam project was launched, it was an economic windfall for the commune and the whole region. The project lasted 10 years and brought in hundreds of workers.

The communes involved were able to invest in tourism and winter sports equipment so ensuring their future once the work was finished.

Today the commune lives completely on tourism both in summer and winter.

Administration[edit]

List of Successive Mayors[7]

From To Name Party
1989 2001 Michel Roche ind.
2001 2026 Alain Ginies ind.

Demography[edit]

In 2017, the commune had 971 inhabitants.

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 1,012—    
1800 1,169+2.08%
1806 1,184+0.21%
1821 1,017−1.01%
1831 1,275+2.29%
1836 1,353+1.19%
1841 1,546+2.70%
1846 1,527−0.25%
1851 1,555+0.36%
1856 1,346−2.85%
1861 1,225−1.87%
1866 1,216−0.15%
1872 1,240+0.33%
1876 1,188−1.07%
1881 1,245+0.94%
1886 1,254+0.14%
1891 1,189−1.06%
1896 1,113−1.31%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 1,102−0.20%
1906 1,146+0.79%
1911 970−3.28%
1921 954−0.17%
1926 826−2.84%
1931 804−0.54%
1936 737−1.73%
1946 654−1.19%
1954 587−1.34%
1962 530−1.27%
1968 514−0.51%
1975 544+0.81%
1982 958+8.42%
1990 600−5.68%
1999 765+2.74%
2007 867+1.58%
2012 956+1.97%
2017 971+0.31%
Source: EHESS[8] and INSEE[9]

Sites and monuments[edit]

Religious heritage[edit]

The Church contains a Bronze Bell (1657)Logo monument historique - noir sans texte.svg which is registered as an historical object.[10]

Civil heritage[edit]

  • The Oven of faure
  • The tower

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ Allemond on the INSEE website (in French)
  4. ^ Official Allemond website
  5. ^ Inhabitants of Isère (in French)
  6. ^ a b Google Maps
  7. ^ List of Mayors of France
  8. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Allemond, EHESS. (in French)
  9. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  10. ^ Ministry of Culture, Palissy PM38000002 Bronze bell (in French)

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