Saint-Hilaire, Isère

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Saint-Hilaire
Funicular railroad
Funicular railroad
Coat of arms of Saint-Hilaire
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Hilaire
Saint-Hilaire is located in France
Saint-Hilaire
Saint-Hilaire
Saint-Hilaire is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Saint-Hilaire
Saint-Hilaire
Coordinates: 45°18′37″N 5°53′16″E / 45.3103°N 05.8878°E / 45.3103; 05.8878Coordinates: 45°18′37″N 5°53′16″E / 45.3103°N 05.8878°E / 45.3103; 05.8878
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentIsère
ArrondissementGrenoble
CantonLe Moyen Grésivaudan
IntercommunalityCC Le Grésivaudan
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Jean-Bernard Allan
Area
1
9 km2 (3 sq mi)
Population
(2011)2
1,532
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
38395 /38660
Elevation647–2,060 m (2,123–6,759 ft)
(avg. 1,000 m or 3,300 ft)
Websitehttps://sainthilairedutouvet.com
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-Hilaire (also known as Saint-Hilaire du Touvet) is a commune in the Isère department in southeastern France.

It is made up of the three smaller settlements of Saint-Hilaire, Les Margains and Les Gaudes, and its inhabitants are called the Saint-Hilairois (Saint-Hilairoises).[1][citation needed]

The commune is situated on the Plateau des Petites Roches, a natural balcony above the valley of the Isère River, on the east side of the Massif de la Chartreuse and overlooked by the peak of the Dent de Crolles.[1]

Saint-Hilaire is linked to Montfort, situated on the road between Grenoble and Chambéry in the valley below, by the Funiculaire de Saint-Hilaire du Touvet. Until this was opened in 1924, the village was accessible only on foot, or by mule. The funicular was constructed principally to serve several sanatoriums built at the same time to house tuberculosis patients.[2] A road has long since been opened, and the funicular is now used mostly by tourists and paragliders.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793518—    
1806397−23.4%
1821404+1.8%
1831451+11.6%
1841467+3.5%
1851421−9.9%
1861390−7.4%
1872403+3.3%
1881395−2.0%
1891363−8.1%
1901271−25.3%
1911241−11.1%
YearPop.±%
1921219−9.1%
1931618+182.2%
19462,188+254.0%
19542,300+5.1%
19621,307−43.2%
1968987−24.5%
19751,131+14.6%
19821,298+14.8%
19901,423+9.6%
19991,248−12.3%
20061,691+35.5%
20111,532−9.4%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Based on a translation of the article from the French Wikipedia.
  2. ^ "Funiculaire Saint Hilaire du Touvet - History". Funimag. Retrieved February 15, 2007.