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Saint Martin d'Hères

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Country  France
Department  Isère
Area  9.26 km²
Local time  Tuesday 11:34 PM
Region  Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Population  35,502 (2007)
Arrondissement  Grenoble
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Canton  Saint-Martin-d’Hères-Nord, Saint-Martin-d’Hères-Sud
Intercommunality  Grenoble Alpes Métropole
Weather  13°C, Wind NW at 2 km/h, 62% Humidity
Colleges and Universities  Joseph Fourier University, Pierre Mendès‑France University, Grenoble Institute of Political S, Stendhal University, École nationale supérieur

Saint-Martin-d'Hères is a commune in the Isère department in southeastern France.


Map of 38400 Saint-Martin-d'H%C3%A8res, France

It is the largest suburb of the city of Grenoble and is adjacent to it on the east.


The commune was created around 1100 where the church of St. Martin was located. During the middle ages it was administered at some points by the lords of the Castle of Gières, and at other times by the bishop of Grenoble, who had religious and seigniorial disputes with the former. The city remained a mostly rural area, until the 19th century, when it saw its first industrial developments with the opening of roads and railways. In the 50's and the 60's the city saw a "new era" with a significant demographic expansion caused by the installation of the University of Grenoble.

The city is limited at the north by the Isère river. It is located in an area historically prone to flooding by it and by the Mogne and Sonnant streams, though the floods stopped since the construction of dykes and the channelization of the Mogne and Sonnant streams.


Saint-Martin-d'Hères is the home of the Grenoble Alpes University main campus "Domaine Universitaire de Grenoble", a center of higher education in the region. The university features the Centre universitaire d'études françaises (CUEF). The CUEF offers second language instruction in French, and attracts students from a variety of foreign countries. Several universities in the United States sponsor study-abroad programs affiliated with the CUEF.


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  • References

    Saint-Martin-d'Hères Wikipedia

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