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Subject: Isère (river), Arrondissement of Valence, 45th parallel north
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Town hall

Coat of arms

Coordinates: 45°00′20″N 4°52′03″E / 45.0056°N 4.8675°E / 45.0056; 4.8675Coordinates: 45°00′20″N 4°52′03″E / 45.0056°N 4.8675°E / 45.0056; 4.8675

Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Drôme
Arrondissement Valence
Canton Tain-l'Hermitage
Intercommunality Pays de l'Hermitage
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Lucien Bonnet
 • Land1 10.09 km2 (3.90 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 2,713
 • Population2 density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 26250 / 26600
Elevation 110–146 m (361–479 ft)
(avg. 119 m or 390 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.

Pont de l'Isère is a French commune, located in the department of Drôme and the Rhône-Alpes region. This town really emerged in 1866 when it was separated from La Roche-de-Glun. Its name comes from the bridge which crosses the Isère to the south of the town Built in 1822 after the old wooden bridge burned down in 1814.


Pont de l'Isère is a small town in the Drôme in the Rhône-Alpes region. It is best known for the fact that it's located on the 45th parallel north. The municipality is located 9 km south of Tain-l'Hermitage (chief town of canton) and 9 km north of Valence. Municipalities that are the closest are La Roche-de-Glun and Beaumont-Monteux.


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