Thoiry, Ain

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Thoiry
Thoiry in the foreground, with Geneva, Annemasse and the Alps in the background
Thoiry in the foreground, with Geneva, Annemasse and the Alps in the background
Coat of arms of Thoiry
Coat of arms
Thoiry is located in France
Thoiry
Thoiry
Coordinates: 46°14′14″N 5°58′50″E / 46.2372°N 5.9806°E / 46.2372; 5.9806Coordinates: 46°14′14″N 5°58′50″E / 46.2372°N 5.9806°E / 46.2372; 5.9806
Country France
Region Rhône-Alpes
Department Ain
Arrondissement Gex
Canton Ferney-Voltaire
Intercommunality Pays de Gex
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérald Dentinger
Area
 • Land1 28.93 km2 (11.17 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 4,938
 • Population2 density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 01419 / 01710
Elevation 400–1,704 m (1,312–5,591 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.

Thoiry is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France.

The little village was the scene of the September 1926 meeting between Aristide Briand of France and Gustav Stresemann of Germany. During the meeting the two discussed proposals for finally settling the various claims from the First World War, and their common interest in the then-fashionable paneuropean ideas. Ultimately, however, the meeting came to be a missed chance on the road to European integration, as neither statesman could carry domestic opinion with them on these issues.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 1,114 —    
1800 1,178 +5.7%
1806 1,101 −6.5%
1821 1,183 +7.4%
1831 1,290 +9.0%
1836 1,435 +11.2%
1841 1,443 +0.6%
1846 1,499 +3.9%
1851 1,408 −6.1%
1856 1,423 +1.1%
1861 1,460 +2.6%
1866 1,423 −2.5%
1872 1,393 −2.1%
1876 1,356 −2.7%
1881 1,319 −2.7%
1886 1,295 −1.8%
1891 1,349 +4.2%
1896 1,356 +0.5%
1901 1,290 −4.9%
1906 1,280 −0.8%
1911 1,202 −6.1%
1921 1,013 −15.7%
1926 1,076 +6.2%
1931 1,063 −1.2%
1936 1,077 +1.3%
1946 987 −8.4%
1954 1,091 +10.5%
1962 1,130 +3.6%
1968 1,438 +27.3%
1975 1,859 +29.3%
1982 2,112 +13.6%
1990 3,015 +42.8%
1999 4,063 +34.8%
2008 4,938 +21.5%

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