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Coordinates: 45°51′26″N 3°32′54″E / 45.8572222222°N 3.54833333333°E / 45.8572222222; 3.54833333333

Commune of Thiers

Saint-Genes Thiers 2007 04 29.jpg
Saint-Genès church
Location
Thiers, Puy-de-Dôme is located in France
Thiers, Puy-de-Dôme
Administration
Country France
Region Auvergne
Department Puy-de-Dôme
Arrondissement Thiers
Canton Thiers
Intercommunality Thiers
Mayor Thierry Deglon
(2001–2008)
Statistics
Elevation 283–793 m (930–2,600 ft)
(avg. 439 m/1,440 ft)
Land area1 44.49 km2 (17.18 sq mi)
Population2 12,632  (2006)
 - Density 284 /km2 (740 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 63430/ 63300
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Thiers is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne in central France. The town was featured in François Truffaut's 1976 film Small Change (film).

The "Hôtel du Pirou" (XVth century).

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People

It is the birth place of Claire Chazal.

Economy

Thiers is famous for its knives and cutlery industry.

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