Thonon-les-Bains

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Thonon-les-Bains (French pronunciation: ​[tɔ.nɔ̃.lɛ.bɛ̃]; Arpitan: Tonon) is a town (commune) in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department. Thonon is part of a transborder agglomeration known as Grand Genève. The town is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman, or simply Le Léman).

Thonon-les-Bains
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Thonon-les-Bains
Coat of arms
Location of Thonon-les-Bains
Thonon-les-Bains is located in France
Thonon-les-Bains
Thonon-les-Bains
Thonon-les-Bains is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Thonon-les-Bains
Thonon-les-Bains
Coordinates: 46°21′46″N 6°28′30″E / 46.3627°N 6.475°E / 46.3627; 6.475Coordinates: 46°21′46″N 6°28′30″E / 46.3627°N 6.475°E / 46.3627; 6.475
CountryFrance
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepartmentHaute-Savoie
ArrondissementThonon-les-Bains
CantonThonon-les-Bains
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Christophe Arminjon[1]
Area
1
16.21 km2 (6.26 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
35,241
 • Density2,200/km2 (5,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
74281 /74200
Elevation371–569 m (1,217–1,867 ft)
(avg. 425 m or 1,394 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

HistoryEdit

 
Château de Ripaille

Thonon-les-Bains was the historic capital of Chablais, a province of the old Duchy of Savoy. The Chablais Savoyard is the portion of Chablais in France. Chablais Valaisan and Chablais Vaudois are those portions of Chablais in the adjacent Switzerland cantons Valais and Vaud.(cite: Chablais Wikipedia) The town was the capital of the Dukedom of Chablais.

During the debates on the future of the Duchy of Savoy in 1860, the population was sensitive to the idea of a union of the northern part of the duchy with Switzerland. A petition circulated in this part of the country (Chablais, Faucigny, Northern Genevois), but it collected no more than 13,600 signatures. The duchy was reunited after a plebiscite organized on 22 and 23 April 1860, where 99.8 percent of the Savoyards answered "yes" to the question "Does Savoy want to be reunited to France?"

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 3,010—    
1800 3,198+0.87%
1806 3,251+0.27%
1822 4,179+1.58%
1838 4,428+0.36%
1848 4,488+0.13%
1858 4,825+0.73%
1861 4,918+0.64%
1866 5,530+2.37%
1872 5,272−0.79%
1876 5,501+1.07%
1881 5,444−0.21%
1886 5,447+0.01%
1891 5,780+1.19%
1896 5,666−0.40%
1901 6,268+2.04%
1906 7,043+2.36%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1911 7,232+0.53%
1921 8,042+1.07%
1926 10,270+5.01%
1931 11,291+1.91%
1936 12,183+1.53%
1946 13,181+0.79%
1954 14,016+0.77%
1962 17,080+2.50%
1968 20,700+3.26%
1975 24,454+2.41%
1982 24,844+0.23%
1990 28,401+1.69%
1999 28,927+0.20%
2007 31,562+1.10%
2012 34,661+1.89%
2017 34,756+0.05%
Source: EHESS[3] and INSEE (1968-2017)[4]

TransportEdit

Transport is assured by BUT (Bus urbains thononais). The lines are:

  • Line A: Destination Grangette / Destination Multiplex
  • Line B: Destination Z.I VONGY / Destination Place des arts
  • Line C: Destination Collège Théodore Monod / Place des arts
  • Line D: Destination Collège theodore Monod or Espace Leman / Place des arts
  • Line L: Destination Amphion Village / Place des arts
  • Line P: Destination Marin / Place des arts
  • Line M: Destination La Chavanne / Place des arts
  • Line N: Destination Parking des chateaux / Place des arts

Map of the network: http://www.leman-but.fr/ftp/FR_plan/Plan%202012%202013.pdf

Line H and J are used in Evian-Les-Bains, and not Thonon-Les-Bains.

Main sightsEdit

 
Château de Thuyset.

Twin towns (sister cities)Edit

Thonon-les-Bains is twinned with:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Thonon-les-Bains, EHESS. (in French)
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE

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