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Coordinates: 47°34′51″N 2°54′40″E / 47.5808333333°N 2.9111111111°E / 47.5808333333; 2.9111111111

Commune of Thou

Thou, Loiret is located in France
Thou, Loiret
Country France
Region Centre
Department Loiret
Arrondissement Montargis
Canton Briare
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Canton de Briare
Mayor Jean-Claude Montagne
Elevation 143–196 m (470–640 ft)
Land area1 15.16 km2 (5.85 sq mi)
Population2 240  (2006)
 - Density 16 /km2 (41 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 45323/ 45420
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.

Thou is a commune in the Loiret department of the Centre region in north-central France.


Despite its size, Thou features many castles of various centuries:

  • Le château de la Chaise
  • Le château de Linière
  • Le château de Thou
  • Le château du Puys


As a rural commune, Thou is strongly agriculural with cattle and poultry farming and cereal crops. There is also a hôtel-restaurant, a garage and most importantly a local metalwork industry, Thou Industrie / Beaulieu Industrie.

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