Place:Vosges, France

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NameVosges
Alt namesVogesensource: Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) p 1548
Vosgisource: Cassell's Italian Dictionary (1983) p 568
TypeDépartement
Coordinates48.167°N 6.333°E
Located inFrance
Also located inLorraine, France    
Contained Places
Arrondissement
Saint-Dié
Commune
Baudricourt
Bouzemont
Charmes
Chef-Haut
Châtel-sur-Moselle
Châtenois
Contrexéville
Dommartin-aux-Bois
Dompaire
Domrémy-la-Pucelle
Girancourt
Girmont
Girmont-Val-d'Ajol
Grand
Gruey-lès-Surance
Gérardmer
Harol
Le Clerjus
Mirecourt
Monthureux-le-Sec
Oëlleville
Portieux
Poussay
Racécourt
Raon-l'Étape
Regnévelle
Remiremont
Renauvoid
Saint-Dié-des-Vosges
Saint-Vallier
Sionne
Thaon-les-Vosges
Thiraucourt
Vaxoncourt
Ville-sur-Illon
Vincey
Xertigny
Épinal ( 900 - )
Former municipality
Rouceux
Inhabited place
Aboncourt
Arches
Bains-les-Bains
Bleurville
Bresse
Brouvelieures
Bruyères
Brû
Bulgnéville
Bussang
Celles-sur-Plaine
Chantraine
Charmois-l'Orgueilleux
Cheniménil
Châtillon-sur-Saône
Corcieux
Coussey
Darney
Dombasle-devant-Darney
Dommartin-sur-Vraine
Fouchécourt
Fraize
Goldbey
Granges-sur-Vologne
Housseras
Igney
La Bresse
Lamarche
Le Grand Thon
Le Thillot
Le Tholy
Le Val-d'Ajol
Les Thons
Liffol-le-Grand
Martigny-les-Bains
Mattaincourt
Monthureux-sur-Saône
Moyenmoutier
Neufchâteau
Nomexy
Oncourt
Plombières-les-Bains
Pouxeux
Provenchères-sur-Fave
Rambervillers
Raon-sur-Plaine
Robécourt
Rupt-sur-Moselle
Saales
Saint-Laurent
Saint-Léonard
Saint-Michel-sur-Meurthe
Saint-Étienne-lès-Remiremont
Saulxures-sur-Moselotte
Senones
Vagney
Val d'Ajol
Vittel
Éloyes
Unknown
Ahéville
Aingeville
Ainvelle
Allarmont
Ambacourt
Ameuvelle
Anglemont
Anould
Aouze
Archettes
Aroffe
Arrentès-de-Corcieux
Attigneville
Attigny
Aulnois
Aumontzey
Autigny-la-Tour
Autreville
Autrey
Auzainvilliers
Avillers
Avrainville
Avranville
Aydoilles
Badménil-aux-Bois
Bainville-aux-Saules
Balleville
Ban-de-Laveline
Ban-de-Sapt
Ban-sur-Meurthe
Barbey-Seroux
Barville
Basse-sur-le-Rupt
Battexey
Bayecourt
Bazegney
Bazien
Bazoilles-et-Menil
Bazoilles-sur-Meuse
Beaufremont
Beauménil
Bellefontaine
Belmont-lès-Darney
Belmont-sur-Buttant
Belmont-sur-Vair
Belrupt
Belval
Bertrimoutier
Bettegney-St-Brice
Bettoncourt
Biffontaine
Biécourt
Blevaincourt
Blémerey
Bocquegney
Bois-de-Champ
Bonne-Fontaine
Bonvillet
Boulaincourt
Bouxières-aux-Bois
Bouxurulles
Brantigny
Bréchainville
Bult
Bégnécourt
Certilleux
Chamagne
Champ-le-Duc
Champdray
Charmois-devant-Bruyères
Chauffecourt
Chaumousey
Chavelot
Chermisey
Châtas
Circourt-sur-Mouzon
Claudon
Clefcy
Cleurie
Clérey-la-Côte
Clézentaine
Coinches
Colroy-la-Grande
Combrimont
Cornimont
Courcelles-sous-Châtenois
Crainvilliers
Damas-aux-Bois
Damas-et-Bettegney
Damblain
Darney-aux-Chênes
Darnieulles
Deinvillers
Denipaire
Derbamont
Destord
Deycimont
Deyvillers
Dignonville
Dinozé
Docelles
Dogneville
Dolaincourt
Dombasle-en-Xaintois
Dombrot-le-Sec
Dombrot-sur-Vair
Domfaing
Domjulien
Dommartin-lès-Remiremont
Dommartin-lès-Vallois
Dompierre
Domptail
Domvallier
Domèvre-sous-Montfort
Domèvre-sur-Avière
Domèvre-sur-Durbion
Doncières
Dounoux
Entre-Deux-Eaux
Escles
Esley
Essegney
Estrennes
Etival-Clairefontaine
Evaux-et-Ménil
Faucompierre
Fauconcourt
Fays
Ferdrupt
Fignévelle
Fimenil
Florémont
Fomerey
Fontenay
Fontenoy-le-Château
Frain
Frapelle
Fremifontaine
Frenelle-la-Grande
Frenelle-la-Petite
Frenois
Fresse-sur-Moselle
Frizon
Frébecourt
Fréville
Gelvécourt-et-Adompt
Gemaingoutte
Gemmelaincourt
Gendreville
Gerbamont
Gerbépal
Gigney
Gignéville
Gircourt-lès-Viéville
Girecourt-sur-Durbion
Gironcourt-sur-Vraine
Girovillers-sous-Montfort
Godoncourt
Golbey
Gorhey
Grandrupt
Grandrupt-de-Bains
Grandvillers
Granges-de-Plombières
Greux
Grignoncourt
Gugney-aux-Aulx
Gugnécourt
Hadigny-les-Verrières
Hadol
Hagneville
Hagécourt
Haillainville
Harchechamps
Hardancourt
Hareville
Harmonville
Harsault
Hautmougey
Hennecourt
Hennezel
Hergugney
Herpelmont
Houécourt
Houéville
Hurbache
Hymont
Isches
Jainvillotte
Jarménil
Jeanménil
Jeuxey
Jorxey
Jubainville
Jussarupt
Juvaincourt
Jésonville
La Baffe
La Bourgonce
La Chapelle-aux-Bois
La Chapelle-devant-Bruyères
La Croix-aux-Mines
La Forge
La Grande-Fosse
La Haye
La Houssière
La Neuveville-devant-Lépanges
La Neuveville-sous-Châtenois
La Neuveville-sous-Montfort
La Petite-Fosse
La Petite-Raon
La Vacheresse-et-La-Rouillie
La Voivre
Landaville
Langley
Laval-sur-Valogne
Laveline-devant-Bruyères
Laveline-du-Houx
Le Beulay
Le Boulay
Le Magny
Le Mont
Le Ménil
Le Puid
Le Roulier
Le Saulcy
Le Syndicat
Le Valtin
Le Vermont
Legeville-et-Bonfays
Lemmecourt
Lerrain
Les Ableuvenettes
Les Forges
Les Poulières
Les Rouges-Eaux
Les Vallois
Les Voivres
Lesseux
Ligneville
Lironcourt
Liézey
Longchamp
Longchamp-sous-Châtenois
Lubine
Lusse
Luvigny
Lépanges
Maconcourt
Madecourt
Madegney
Madonne-et-Lamerey
Malaincourt
Mandray
Mandres-sur-Vair
Marainville-sur-Madon
Marey
Maroncourt
Martigny-les-Gerbonvaux
Martinvelle
Maxey-sur-Meuse
Mazeley
Mazirot
Medonville
Midrevaux
Moncel-sur-Vair
Mont-lès-Lamarche
Mont-lès-Neuchâteau
Montmotier
Morelmaison
Moriville
Morizécourt
Mortagne
Morville
Moussey
Moyemont
Méménil
Ménarmont
Ménil-de-Senones
Ménil-en-Xaintois
Ménil-sur-Belvitte
Nayemont-les-Fosses
Neuvillers-sur-Fave
Nompatelize
Nonville
Nonzeville
Norroy
Nossoncourt
Offroicourt
Ollainville
Ortoncourt
Padoux
Pair-et-Grandrupt
Pallegney
Parey-sous-Montfort
Pargny-sous-Mureau
Pierrefitte
Pierrepont-sur-l'Arentèle
Plainfaing
Pleuvezain
Pompierre
Pont-les-Bonfays
Pont-sur-Madon
Prey
Provenchères-les-Darney
Punerot
Puzieux
Rainville
Ramecourt
Ramonchamp
Rancourt
Raon-aux-Bois
Rapey
Raves
Rebeuville
Rehaincourt
Rehaupal
Relanges
Remicourt
Remomeix
Removille
Repel
Rochesson
Rocourt
Rollainville
Romain-aux-Bois
Romont
Roncourt
Rouvres-en-Xaintois
Rouvres-la-Chétive
Roville-aux-Chênes
Rozières-sur-Mouzon
Rozérotte
Ruaux
Rugney
Ruppes
Régney
Rémois
Rémoncourt
Sanchey
Sandaucourt
Sans-Vallois
Sapois
Sartes
Saulcy-sur-Meurthe
Saulxures-lès-Bulgnéville
Sauville
Savigny
Senaide
Senonges
Seraumont
Sercoeur
Serécourt
Socourt
Soncourt
Soulosse-sous-St-Elophe
St-Amé
St-Baslemont
St-Benoît-la-Chipotte
St-Genest
St-Gorgon
St-Jean-d'Ormont
St-Jean-du-Marche
St-Julien
St-Maurice-sur-Mortagne
St-Maurice-sur-Moselle
St-Menge
St-Nabord
St-Ouen-lès-Parey
St-Paul
St-Pierremont
St-Prancher
St-Rémimont
St-Rémy
St-Stail
St-Vallier
Ste-Barbe
Ste-Hélène
Ste-Marguerite
Suriauville
Sérocourt
Taintrux
Tendon
Thaon
They-sous-Montfort
Thiéfosse
Thuillières
Tignécourt
Tilleux
Tollaincourt
Totainville
Trampot
Tranqueville-Graux
Trémonzey
Ubexy
Uriménil
Urville
Uxegney
Uzemain
Valfroicourt
Valleroy-aux-Saules
Valleroy-le-Sec
Varmonzey
Vaubexy
Vaudoncourt
Vaudéville
Vecoux
Ventron
Vervezelle
Vexaincourt
Vicherey
Vienville
Vieux-Moulin
Villers
Villoncourt
Villotte
Villouxel
Viménil
Viocourt
Vioménil
Viviers-le-Gras
Viviers-les-Offroicourt
Vomécourt
Vomécourt-sur-Madon
Vouxey
Vroville
Vrécourt
Vélotte-et-Tatignécourt
Wisembach
Xaffévillers
Xamontarupt
Xaronval
Xonrupt
Zincourt
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Vosges is a department in the east of France, named after the local mountain range. The department consists of 31 cantons and 515 communes (villages or towns) of which 242 are rural. It contains the hometown of Joan of Arc, Domrémy.

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History

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Hundred Years' War

Joan of Arc was born in Domrémy, a village which was then in the French part of the duchy of Bar, or Barrois mouvant, located West of the Meuse River, while the rest of the duchy (East of the Meuse) was part of the Holy Roman Empire. The duchy of Bar was later incorporated to the province of Lorraine and the village of Domrémy renamed Domrémy-la-Pucelle, in honor of Joan of Arc.

French revolution

The Vosges department is one of the original 83 departments of France, created on February 9, 1790 during the French Revolution. It was made of territories that had been part of the province of Lorraine. In German it is referred to as Vogesen.

In 1793 the independent principality of Salm-Salm (town of Senones and its surroundings), enclosed inside the Vosges department, was annexed to France and incorporated into Vosges. In 1795 the area of Schirmeck was detached from the Bas-Rhin department and incorporated into the Vosges department. The Vosges department had now an area of 6,127 km² (2,366 sq. miles) which it kept until 1871.

In 1794 the Vosges was the site of a major battle between the forces of Revolutionary France and the Allied Coalition. See Battle of the Vosges.

The Place des Vosges in Paris was so renamed in 1799 when the department became the first to pay the new Revolutionary taxes.

Franco-Prussian War

After the French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–1871, 4% of the Vosges department in the extreme northeast of the department was annexed to the German Empire by the Treaty of Frankfurt on the ground that the people there spoke Germanic dialects. The area annexed on May 18, 1871 corresponded to the canton of Schirmeck and the northern half of the canton of Saales. Schirmeck and Saales had been historically part of Alsace. These territories, along with the rest of Alsace and the annexed territories of Lorraine, became part of the Reichsland of Elsaß-Lothringen. The area of the Vosges department was thus reduced to its current 5,874 km² (2,268 sq. miles).

First and Second World Wars

In 1919, with the French victory in the First World War, Alsace-Lorraine was returned to France by Germany at the Treaty of Versailles. However, Schirmeck and Saales were not returned to the Vosges department, but instead were incorporated into the recreated Bas-Rhin department.

An ill-fated Special Air Service (SAS) mission called Operation Loyton took place in the Vosges forests in 1944.

Various military cemeteries are located in the department the largest of which is the Le Quéquement American Cemetery in Dinozé, near Epinal. It was built by the American 45th Infantry Division in September 1944 and completed in 1959. 5,255 soldiers killed in action during fighting in France, the Vosges, the Rhine valley and Germany are interred there.

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