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Thoirette is located in France
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
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Martine Matias
Area1 8.77 km2 (3.39 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 543
 • Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
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 Franche-Comté region of eastern France.[1] The area was mentioned as early as the 12th century and is the diminutive of the name Thoire.[1]

Thoirette is the birthplace of the famous anatomist Marie François Xavier Bichat, whose house still exists in the older part of town.[2]


At the census of 1999, the population was 543. The estimate for 2005 was 617.

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  1. ^ a b Éric Coulon (2005). Bourgs Et Villages Du Jura. Editions Cabedita. pp. 150–. ISBN 978-2-88295-445-9. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  2. ^ 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.