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).

The commune is a level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are analogous to civil townships and incorporated municipalities in the United States and Canada, Gemeinden in Germany, comuni in Italy or ayuntamiento in Spain. The United Kingdom has no exact equivalent, as communes resemble districts in urban areas, but are closer to parishes in rural areas where districts are much larger. Communes are based on historical geographic communities or villages and are vested with significant powers to manage the populations and land of the geographic area covered. The communes are the fourth-level administrative divisions of France.

Haute-Savoie Department of France in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Haute-Savoie is a department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of Southeastern France, bordering both Switzerland and Italy. Its prefecture is Annecy. To the north is Lake Geneva and Switzerland; to the south and southeast are the Mont Blanc and Aravis mountain ranges. It holds it name from the Savoy historical region, as does the department of Savoie, located south of Haute-Savoie.

In the administrative divisions of France, the department is one of the three levels of government below the national level, between the administrative regions and the commune. Ninety-six departments are in metropolitan France, and five are overseas departments, which are also classified as regions. Departments are further subdivided into 334 arrondissements, themselves divided into cantons; the last two have no autonomy, and are used for the organisation of police, fire departments, and sometimes, elections.

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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.

Chablais was a province of the Duchy of Savoy. Its capital was Thonon-les-Bains.

Duchy of Savoy State in Western Europe that existed from 1416 to 1860

From 1416 to 1860, the Duchy of Savoy was a state in Western Europe. It was created when Sigismund, King of the Romans, raised the County of Savoy into a duchy for Amadeus VIII. The duchy was an Imperial fief, subject of the Holy Roman Empire with a vote in the Imperial Diet. From the 16th century, Savoy belonged to the Upper Rhenish Circle. Throughout its history, it was ruled by the House of Savoy and formed a part of the larger Savoyard state.

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

The Arboretum de Ripaille is an arboretum and forest located on the grounds of the Château de Ripaille, Thonon-les-Bains, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France. It is open daily except Monday, but closed in December.

Funiculaire de Thonon-les-Bains funicular railway in the spa town of Thonon-les-Bains, in the French département of Haute-Savoie

The Funiculaire de Thonon-les-Bains, or Thonon-les-Bains Funicular, is a funicular railway in the spa town of Thonon-les-Bains, in the French département of Haute-Savoie. The line links the Belvedere, in the city centre, to the port of Rives, on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Twin towns (sister cities)

Thonon-les-Bains is twinned with:

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Eberbach is a town in Germany, in northern Baden-Württemberg, located 33 km east of Heidelberg. It belongs to the Rhein-Neckar-Kreis. Its sister cities are Ephrata, United States and Thonon-les-Bains, France.

Germany Federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe

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References

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