Thoix

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Thoix
Commune
Chateau of Thoix
Chateau of Thoix
Thoix is located in France
Thoix
Thoix
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Thoix is located in Hauts-de-France
Thoix
Thoix
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
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentSomme
ArrondissementAmiens
CantonAilly-sur-Noye
IntercommunalityCC Somme Sud-Ouest
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Daniel Doré
Area111.12 km2 (4.29 sq mi)
Population (2006)2137
 • Density12/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code80757 /80160
Elevation82–188 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.

Geography[edit]

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

Population[edit]

Historical population of Thoix
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population86105114130135144137
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

History[edit]

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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