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Isère
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Coat of Arms Isère


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Number 38
Region Rhône-Alpes
Prefecture Grenoble
Subprefectures La Tour-du-Pin
Vienne
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Density
Ranked 16th
1,094,006
147 /km²
Area 7,431 km²
Arrondissements 3
Cantons 58
Communes 533
President of the
general council
André Vallini
Location
Location of  Isère in France

Isère is a département in the east of France named after the Isère River.

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History

Isère was one of the original 83 départements created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the former province of Dauphiné. Its area has been reduced twice, in 1852 and again in 1967.

Geography

Isère is part of the current region of Rhône-Alpes and is surrounded by the départements of Rhône, Ain, Savoie, Hautes-Alpes, Drôme, Ardèche, and Loire.

Isère includes a part of the French Alps. The highest point in the département is the summit of La Meije at 3,987 meters. The Vercors Plateau dominates the west of the département.

Demographics

Inhabitants of the département are called Isérois.

Culture

The Grande Chartreuse is the mother abbey of the Carthusian order. It is located 14 miles north of Grenoble.

Tourism

Isère features many ski resorts, including the Alpe d'Huez.

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