Eydoche

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Eydoche
Commune
The main road in 1920
The main road in 1920
Eydoche is located in France
Eydoche
Eydoche
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Eydoche is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Eydoche
Eydoche
Coordinates: 45°26′32″N 5°19′54″E / 45.4422°N 5.3317°E / 45.4422; 5.3317Coordinates: 45°26′32″N 5°19′54″E / 45.4422°N 5.3317°E / 45.4422; 5.3317
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentIsère
ArrondissementLa Tour-du-Pin
CantonLe Grand-Lemps
IntercommunalityBièvre Est
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Bernard Grollier
Area15.58 km2 (2.15 sq mi)
Population (2011)2495
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code38159 /38690
Elevation493–629 m (1,617–2,064 ft)
(avg. 510 m or 1,670 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.

Eydoche is a commune in the Isère department in southeastern France. It lies about 45 minutes from Grenoble on the former Route de Lyon, between Champier and Longchenal.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793534—    
1806675+26.4%
1821671−0.6%
1831719+7.2%
1841868+20.7%
1851750−13.6%
1861720−4.0%
1872637−11.5%
1881587−7.8%
1891590+0.5%
1901559−5.3%
1911476−14.8%
1921434−8.8%
1931450+3.7%
1946371−17.6%
1954337−9.2%
1962329−2.4%
1968312−5.2%
1975302−3.2%
1982267−11.6%
1990307+15.0%
1999331+7.8%
2006426+28.7%
2011495+16.2%

Economy[edit]

Eydoche is a farming community, mostly dairy cattle, wheat and corn, with pastoral views. There used to be a fabric mill where very intricate jacquard fabrics were made. Many of the factory's retirees still live in the village. There is a former stone grinding mill owned by the Jullien family, where members of the family still live. Both the fabric and grinding mills were originally powered by water wheels fed from a "ruisseau" or stream.

In recent years a woodworking factory has been established. There is also a trucking company.

Sights[edit]

There is the village "place" with the ancient church facing the "Monument des Morts" - with the names of soldiers lost during World War I and World War II. Many of the residents of Eydoche were active in the Resistance during World War II.

The walled cemetery is a short walk from the church.

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