La Tronche

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La Tronche
Commune
A general view of La Tronche
A general view of La Tronche
Coat of arms of La Tronche
Coat of arms
La Tronche is located in France
La Tronche
La Tronche
Coordinates: 45°12′26″N 5°44′28″E / 45.2072°N 5.7411°E / 45.2072; 5.7411Coordinates: 45°12′26″N 5°44′28″E / 45.2072°N 5.7411°E / 45.2072; 5.7411
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Isère
Arrondissement Grenoble
Canton Meylan
Intercommunality Grenoble-Alpes Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Bertrand Spindler
Area1 6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 6,627
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 38516 /38700
Elevation 207–1,045 m (679–3,428 ft)
(avg. 220 m or 720 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.

La Tronche is a commune in the Isère department in southeastern France, next to Grenoble. The Centre hospitalier universitaire de Grenoble is the main hospital of the French Alps.

The French archaeologist and hellenist Henri Metzger (1912–2007) was born in La Tronche.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 997 —    
1806 1,095 +9.8%
1821 1,109 +1.3%
1831 1,372 +23.7%
1841 1,537 +12.0%
1851 1,722 +12.0%
1861 1,728 +0.3%
1872 2,131 +23.3%
1881 2,385 +11.9%
1891 2,428 +1.8%
1901 2,887 +18.9%
1911 2,922 +1.2%
1921 3,461 +18.4%
1931 5,572 +61.0%
1946 5,364 −3.7%
1954 6,320 +17.8%
1962 7,517 +18.9%
1968 7,993 +6.3%
1975 7,410 −7.3%
1982 6,690 −9.7%
1990 6,454 −3.5%
1999 6,433 −0.3%
2006 6,142 −4.5%
2012 6,627 +7.9%

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