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Coat of arms of L'Isle-d'Abeau
Coat of arms
L'Isle-d'Abeau is located in France
Coordinates: 45°37′24″N 5°13′50″E / 45.6233°N 5.2305°E / 45.6233; 5.2305Coordinates: 45°37′24″N 5°13′50″E / 45.6233°N 5.2305°E / 45.6233; 5.2305
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Isère
Arrondissement La Tour-du-Pin
Canton L'Isle-d'Abeau
Intercommunality Porte de l'Isère
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Joël Grisollet
Area1 9.11 km2 (3.52 sq mi)
Population (2011)2 15,734
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
 • Urban 40,818
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 38193 /38080

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.

L'Isle-d'Abeau is a commune in the department of Isère in southeastern France, thirty kilometres away from Lyon.


This little city was developed with the creation of the new town. It has 8 primary schools (1 is private), two middle schools, one high school and 2 IUT dedicated to informatic and multimedia jobs.

New town[edit]

The municipality gave its name to a new town, whose creation was decided in 1970 to canalize the demographic growth of the Lyon agglomeration. It is organized in a New Agglomeration Union, together with Four, Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, Vaulx-Milieu and Villefontaine. Since January 1st, 2007, the Union became the Communauté d'agglomération Porte de l'Isère (CAPI), with over 93,000 inhabitants in 21 municipalities.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1968 725 —    
1975 897 +23.7%
1982 1,290 +43.8%
1990 5,554 +330.5%
1999 12,034 +116.7%
2006 15,397 +27.9%
2011 15,734 +2.2%

International relations[edit]

L'Isle-d'Abeau is twinned with:

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External links[edit]

  • [www.mairie-ida.fr Official site]