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Chateau of Thoix
Chateau of Thoix
Thoix is located in France
Coordinates: 49°45′22″N 2°04′12″E / 49.756°N 2.07°E / 49.756; 2.07Coordinates: 49°45′22″N 2°04′12″E / 49.756°N 2.07°E / 49.756; 2.07
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Somme
Arrondissement Amiens
Canton Ailly-sur-Noye
Intercommunality CC Somme Sud-Ouest
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Daniel Doré
Area1 11.12 km2 (4.29 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 137
 • Density 12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 80757 /80160
Elevation 82–188 m (269–617 ft)
(avg. 40.00 m or 131.23 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.

Thoix is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.


Thoix is situated 15 miles (24 km) southwest of Amiens, on the D100 road. The Parquets river, a small tributary of the river Évoissons, which flows into the Selle, has its source in Thoix and also feeds the castle moat


Historical population of Thoix
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 86 105 114 130 135 144 137
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.


The village has been known by many names over the centuries: Teoletum, Teoleium, Tois in 1140, Thois in 1212 and Thoys by 1301. The inhabitants are known as Téoduliens.

Guillaume Gouffier, seigneur de Bonnivet (1488–1525), a favourite of king Francis I, was seigneur of Thoix.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The fifteenth-century château.
  • Saint-Etienne's fifteenth-century church
  • A fifteenth-century stone cross in the square
  • A dovecote in the courtyard of the farm opposite the château
  • A memorial to an aerial combat between a French aeroplane and 8 German fighter planes on 5 June 1940.
Saint-Étienne’s church

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