Saint-Chef

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Saint-Chef
Tour du Poulet
Tour du Poulet
Coat of arms of Saint-Chef
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Chef
Saint-Chef is located in France
Saint-Chef
Saint-Chef
Saint-Chef is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Saint-Chef
Saint-Chef
Coordinates: 45°38′05″N 5°21′59″E / 45.6347°N 5.3664°E / 45.6347; 5.3664Coordinates: 45°38′05″N 5°21′59″E / 45.6347°N 5.3664°E / 45.6347; 5.3664
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentIsère
ArrondissementLa Tour-du-Pin
CantonBourgoin-Jallieu
IntercommunalityLes Balmes Dauphinoises
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Noël Rolland
Area
1
27.16 km2 (10.49 sq mi)
Population
(2011)2
3,518
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
38374 /38890
Elevation218–440 m (715–1,444 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.

Saint-Chef is a commune in the Isère department in southeastern France.

History[edit]

Saint-Chef is one of the largest communes in the north-west of Isère, with more than 3,000 inhabitants spread over 2,716 hectares.

The village developed around a monastery founded in the sixth century, in a valley formerly called Rupian Valley, nowadays known as the valley Rupéenne. This religious community was one of the most powerful in France before the decline in 1744.

Population[edit]

The following table shows the change in population between 1793 and 2011;

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17932,582—    
18062,954+14.4%
18212,998+1.5%
18313,397+13.3%
18413,411+0.4%
18513,650+7.0%
18613,550−2.7%
18723,162−10.9%
18812,926−7.5%
18912,950+0.8%
19012,768−6.2%
19112,080−24.9%
19211,774−14.7%
19311,636−7.8%
19461,413−13.6%
19541,308−7.4%
19621,327+1.5%
19681,335+0.6%
19751,487+11.4%
19821,798+20.9%
19902,309+28.4%
19992,892+25.2%
20063,268+13.0%
20113,518+7.6%

Twin towns[edit]

Saint-Chef is twinned with:

See also[edit]

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