Notre-Dame-de-l'Osier

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Notre-Dame-de-l'Osier
Notre-Dame-de-l'Osier - Basilique.jpg
Notre-Dame-de-l'Osier is located in France
Notre-Dame-de-l'Osier
Notre-Dame-de-l'Osier
Coordinates: 45°13′59″N 5°24′00″E / 45.233°N 5.400°E / 45.233; 5.400Coordinates: 45°13′59″N 5°24′00″E / 45.233°N 5.400°E / 45.233; 5.400
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Isère
Arrondissement Grenoble
Canton Vinay
Intercommunality Vinay
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Alex Brichet-Billet
Area1 8.38 km2 (3.24 sq mi)
Population (2011)2 489
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 38278 / 38470

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.

Notre-Dame-de-l'Osier is a commune in the Isère department in southeastern France. It is famous for being the location of a Marian apparition that took place in 1657. A church was built on the site of the apparition and completed in 1858. It became a Basilica following a decree by Pope Pius XI on September 9, 1924. Pilgrimages to the apparition site were very popular during the XIXth century and the first half of the XXth century but declined in the past decades. A house of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate was established in the commune in 1834 and ceased activity in 1997. Up to 11 hotels were active in the town, welcoming pilgrims and tourists, but the last one closed down in 2001, the pilgrimage attracting less and less crowds.

Notre-Dame-de-l'Osier was a part of the neighboring commune of Vinay until it became an independent commune on September 4, 1869.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1872 585 —    
1881 567 −3.1%
1891 530 −6.5%
1901 542 +2.3%
1911 415 −23.4%
1921 346 −16.6%
1931 350 +1.2%
1946 317 −9.4%
1954 269 −15.1%
1962 253 −5.9%
1968 282 +11.5%
1975 334 +18.4%
1982 310 −7.2%
1990 313 +1.0%
1999 393 +25.6%
2006 490 +24.7%
2011 489 −0.2%

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