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Thoix

Thoix

Chateau of Thoix
Thoix
Thoix

Coordinates: 49°42′25″N 2°04′12″E / 49.7069°N 2.07°E / 49.7069; 2.07Coordinates: 49°42′25″N 2°04′12″E / 49.7069°N 2.07°E / 49.7069; 2.07

Country France
Region Picardy
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Conty
Intercommunality Canton of Conty
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Daniel Doré
Area
 • Land1 11.12 km2 (4.29 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 137
 • Population2 density 12/km2 (32/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 80757 / 80160
Elevation 82–188 m (269–617 ft)
(avg. 40 m or 130 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.

Thoix is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

Geography

Thoix is situated 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Amiens, on the D100 road. The Parquets river, a small tributary of the river Évoissons, which flows into the Selle, has its source in Thoix and also feeds the castle moat

Population

Historical population of Thoix
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 86105114130135144137
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

History

The village has been know by many names over the centuries: Teoletum, Teoleium, Tois in 1140, Thois in 1212 and Thoys by 1301. The inhabitants are known as Téoduliens.

Guillaume Gouffier, seigneur de Bonnivet (1488–1525), a favourite of king Francis I, was seigneur of Thoix.

Places of interest

  • The fifteenth-century château.
  • Saint-Etienne's fifteenth-century church
  • A fifteenth-century stone cross in the square
  • A dovecote in the courtyard of the farm opposite the château
  • A memorial to an aerial combat between a French aeroplane and 8 German fighter planes on the 5th June 1940.


See also

References

  • INSEE

External links

  • Page about the Château de Thoix (French)
  • Thoix on the Quid website (French)
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