Thou, Loiret

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Thou
Commune
The town hall in Thou
The town hall in Thou
Thou is located in France
Thou
Thou
Location within Centre-Val de Loire region
Thou is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Thou
Thou
Coordinates: 47°34′51″N 2°54′40″E / 47.5808°N 2.9111°E / 47.5808; 2.9111Coordinates: 47°34′51″N 2°54′40″E / 47.5808°N 2.9111°E / 47.5808; 2.9111
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Loiret
Arrondissement Montargis
Canton Gien
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Canton de Briare
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Claude Montagne
Area1 15.16 km2 (5.85 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 240
 • Density 16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 45323 /45420
Elevation 143–196 m (469–643 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.

Thou is a commune in the Loiret department of the Centre-Val de Loire region in north-central France.

Architecture[edit]

Despite its size, Thou features many castles of various centuries:

  • Le château de la Chaise
  • Le château de Linière
  • Le château de Thou
  • Le château du Puys

Economy[edit]

As a rural commune, Thou is strongly agricultural with cattle and poultry farming and cereal crops. There is also a hôtel-restaurant, a garage and most importantly a local metalwork industry, Thou Industrie / Beaulieu Industrie.

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