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Thibie is located in France
Location within Grand Est region
Thibie is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 48°55′49″N 4°12′59″E / 48.9303°N 4.2164°E / 48.9303; 4.2164Coordinates: 48°55′49″N 4°12′59″E / 48.9303°N 4.2164°E / 48.9303; 4.2164
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Marne
Arrondissement Châlons-en-Champagne
Canton Châlons-en-Champagne-2
Intercommunality CA Châlons-en-Champagne
 • Mayor Hervé Perrein
Area1 10.46 km2 (4.04 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 277
 • Density 26/km2 (69/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 51566 /51510

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.

Thibie is a commune in north-eastern France, situated in the Marne department in the region of Grand Est.


The name is attested as Thetbiacum (805), Tibiacum (1107), Thebeium (1153), and Thiebye (1254). The name originates from "Thiepo", a Germanic name, and the suffix "iacum", from Latin denoting ownership.[1]

A decree from Charles the Bald in 805 confirms the right of the Châlons church to demand tithes from the people of Thibie. The owner of the Chalons Cathedral became owner of the lands of Thibie by 1639.


The source of the Gironde estuary empties into a tributary of the left bank of Marne in Saint-Gibrien after 10 km.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Morlet, M.Thérèse, Noms de personnes sur le territoire de l'ancienne Gaule du 6e au XIIe siècle