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Grenoble

commune in Isère, France

Grenoble is a French commune in the Alpine foothills. It is the prefecture of the Isère department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Grenoble
From upper left: Panorama of the city, Grenoble’s cable cars, place Saint-André, jardin de ville, banks of the Isère river
From upper left: Panorama of the city, Grenoble’s cable cars, place Saint-André, jardin de ville, banks of the Isère river
Flag of Grenoble
Flag
Coat of arms of Grenoble
Coat of arms
Grenoble is located in France
Grenoble
Grenoble
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Grenoble is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Grenoble
Grenoble
Coordinates: 45°12′01″N 5°43′20″E / 45.2002°N 5.7222°E / 45.2002; 5.7222Coordinates: 45°12′01″N 5°43′20″E / 45.2002°N 5.7222°E / 45.2002; 5.7222
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentIsère
ArrondissementGrenoble
CantonGrenoble-1, 2, 3 and 4
IntercommunalityGrenoble-Alpes Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Éric Piolle (Europe Ecology – The Greens)
Area
1
18.44 km2 (7.12 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)2
162,780
 • Density8,800/km2 (23,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
38185 /38000, 38100
Elevation212–500 m (696–1,640 ft)
(avg. 398 m or 1,306 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.

It has an oceanic climate (Cfb in the Koeppen climate classification).

It is an important centre for scientific research in France.

EducationEdit

A campus of the École nationale de l'aviation civile (French civil aviation academy) is in Grenoble. Grenoble School of Management is also in the city, as well as the Université Grenoble-Alpes.

TransportEdit

Twin towns — Sister citiesEdit

Grenoble is twinned with:

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Grenoble at Wikimedia Commons