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
CommunePlateau-des-Petites-Roches
Area
1
9 km2 (3 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,405
 • Density160/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
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.

Saint-Hilaire (also known as Saint-Hilaire du Touvet) is a former commune in the Isère department in southeastern France. On 1 January 2019, it was merged into the new commune Plateau-des-Petites-Roches.[2]

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).[3][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.[3]

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.[4] 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. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 18 December 2018 (in French)
  3. ^ a b Based on a translation of the article from the French Wikipedia.
  4. ^ "Funiculaire Saint Hilaire du Touvet - History". Funimag. Retrieved February 15, 2007.