Thorens-Glières

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Thorens-Glières
Part of Fillière
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The village in 1969
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Thorens-Glières
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Thorens-Glières
Coordinates: 45°59′52″N6°14′52″E / 45.9978°N 6.2478°E / 45.9978; 6.2478 Coordinates: 45°59′52″N6°14′52″E / 45.9978°N 6.2478°E / 45.9978; 6.2478
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Haute-Savoie
Arrondissement Annecy
Canton Annecy-le-Vieux
Commune Fillière
Area
1
63.05 km2 (24.34 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01) [1]
9,414
  Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal code
74570
Elevation565–2,004 m (1,854–6,575 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Thorens-Glières is a former commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. On 1 January 2017, it was merged into the new commune Fillière. [2] It is the birthplace of St. Francis de Sales.

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.

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-five 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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References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE . Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. Arrêté préfectoral 27 May 2016 (in French)