Thonon-les-Bains

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Coordinates: 46°21′46″N6°28′30″E / 46.3627°N 6.475°E / 46.3627; 6.475 Coordinates: 46°21′46″N6°28′30″E / 46.3627°N 6.475°E / 46.3627; 6.475
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Thonon-les-Bains
Canton Thonon-les-Bains
Government
  Mayor (2014-2020) Jean Denais (UMP)
Area
1
16.21 km2 (6.26 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01) [1]
36,296
  Density2,200/km2 (5,800/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+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.

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).

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History

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.

Transport

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

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 sights

Twin towns (sister cities)

Thonon-les-Bains is twinned with:

See also

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE . Retrieved 25 April 2019.