Septème

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Septème
Commune
Chateau
Chateau
Septème is located in France
Septème
Septème
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Septème is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Septème
Septème
Coordinates: 45°33′11″N 5°00′18″E / 45.5531°N 5.005°E / 45.5531; 5.005Coordinates: 45°33′11″N 5°00′18″E / 45.5531°N 5.005°E / 45.5531; 5.005
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentIsère
ArrondissementVienne
CantonVienne-1
IntercommunalityPays Viennois
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Alain Clerc
Area121.55 km2 (8.32 sq mi)
Population (2011)21,782
 • Density83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code38480 /38780
Elevation188–386 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.

Septème is a commune in the Isère department in southeastern France.

History[edit]

The name of Septème reflects its location: at the seventh milepost on the Roman road between Vienne and Milan. A Roman camp had been established here, on a hill overlooking the valley.

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.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
17931,258—    
18061,414+12.4%
18211,777+25.7%
18311,918+7.9%
18412,429+26.6%
18512,836+16.8%
18613,154+11.2%
18721,524−51.7%
18811,400−8.1%
18911,375−1.8%
19011,200−12.7%
19111,130−5.8%
19211,061−6.1%
1931888−16.3%
1946737−17.0%
1954802+8.8%
1962792−1.2%
1968799+0.9%
1975865+8.3%
19821,048+21.2%
19901,267+20.9%
19991,471+16.1%
20061,760+19.6%
20111,782+1.2%

Personalities[edit]

  • Gabriel Veyre, born in Septême in 1871, pharmacist, operator of Lumière cinematograph, filmmaker and photographer of the Sultan of Morocco

See also[edit]

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