Torchefelon

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Torchefelon
Torchefelon in 1912
Torchefelon in 1912
Location of Torchefelon
Torchefelon is located in France
Torchefelon
Torchefelon
Torchefelon is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Torchefelon
Torchefelon
Coordinates: 45°31′16″N 5°24′03″E / 45.5211°N 5.4008°E / 45.5211; 5.4008Coordinates: 45°31′16″N 5°24′03″E / 45.5211°N 5.4008°E / 45.5211; 5.4008
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentIsère
ArrondissementLa Tour-du-Pin
CantonLa Tour-du-Pin
IntercommunalityVallée de l'Hien
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2010) Martine Ekoué
Area
1
8.68 km2 (3.35 sq mi)
Population
(2012)2
659
 • Density76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
38508 /38690
Elevation378–589 m (1,240–1,932 ft)
(avg. 540 m or 1,770 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.

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

History[edit]

The castle of Ponteray once stood in the town, but it was burned by the Archbishop of Vienna and there are no remains.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793526—    
1806680+29.3%
1821827+21.6%
1831774−6.4%
1841834+7.8%
1851720−13.7%
1861661−8.2%
1872620−6.2%
1881590−4.8%
1891590+0.0%
1901477−19.2%
1911457−4.2%
1921419−8.3%
1931403−3.8%
1946377−6.5%
1954349−7.4%
1962367+5.2%
1968348−5.2%
1975311−10.6%
1982346+11.3%
1990390+12.7%
1999449+15.1%
2006546+21.6%
2012659+20.7%

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