|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Alain Clerc|
|Area1||21.55 km2 (8.32 sq mi)|
|• Density||83/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|INSEE/Postal code||38480 /38780|
|Elevation||188–386 m (617–1,266 ft) |
(avg. 235 m or 771 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.|
A castle was recorded here in the 11th century and the village developed next to it. During the second half of the 12th century, the site was encircled by a strong enceinte one kilometre in length with three gates. After the unification of Septème to Dauphiné, a more modern castle was constructed in the 14th and 15th centuries.
The village has grown beyond the original enceinte, and now extends as far as the river.
- Gabriel Veyre, born in Septême in 1871, pharmacist, operator of Lumière cinematograph, filmmaker and photographer of the Sultan of Morocco
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