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Coordinates: 49°42′25″N 2°04′12″E / 49.706944°N 2.07°E / 49.706944; 2.07

Commune of Thoix

Thoix Le Chateau.JPG
Chateau of Thoix
Location
Paris plan pointer b jms.svg
Map highlighting the commune of
Administration
Country France
Region Blason région fr Picardie.svg Picardie
Department Blason département fr Somme.svg Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Conty
Intercommunality Canton of Conty
Mayor Daniel Doré
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 82–188 m (270–620 ft)
(avg. 40 m/130 ft)
Land area1 11.12 km2 (4.29 sq mi)
Population2 137  (2006)
 - Density 12 /km2 (31 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 80757/ 80160
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.

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

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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

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
86 105 114 130 135 144 137
Starting in 1962: Population without duplicates

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.
Saint-Étienne’s church

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