Thoirette

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Thoirette
Bridge over the Ain
Bridge over the Ain
Thoirette is located in France
Thoirette
Thoirette
Coordinates: 46°16′19″N 5°32′00″E / 46.2719°N 5.5333°E / 46.2719; 5.5333Coordinates: 46°16′19″N 5°32′00″E / 46.2719°N 5.5333°E / 46.2719; 5.5333
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Jura
Arrondissement Lons-le-Saunier
Canton Arinthod
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Martine Matias
Area1 8.77 km2 (3.39 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 694
 • Density 79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 39530 / 39240
Elevation 275–635 m (902–2,083 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.

Thoirette is a commune in the Jura department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of eastern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 155 —    
1806 280 +80.6%
1821 285 +1.8%
1831 580 +103.5%
1841 586 +1.0%
1851 595 +1.5%
1861 563 −5.4%
1872 549 −2.5%
1881 527 −4.0%
1891 472 −10.4%
1901 435 −7.8%
1911 377 −13.3%
1921 384 +1.9%
1931 404 +5.2%
1946 294 −27.2%
1954 238 −19.0%
1962 205 −13.9%
1968 223 +8.8%
1975 234 +4.9%
1982 291 +24.4%
1990 427 +46.7%
1999 543 +27.2%
2008 646 +19.0%
2013 694 +7.4%

Personalities[edit]

Thoirette is the birthplace of the anatomist Marie François Xavier Bichat, whose house still exists in the older part of town.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dominique Auzias; Jean-Paul Labourdette (30 June 2010). Jura 2010-2011. Petit Futé. pp. 80–. ISBN 978-2-7469-2840-4. Retrieved 1 January 2013.