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Vosges

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Vosges
Coat of Arms of Vosges
Details
Information
Number88
RegionLorraine
PrefectureÉpinal
SubprefectureNeufchâteau,
Saint-Dié-des-Vosges
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Density
Ranked 60th
380,952
65 /kmò
Area5,874 km
Arrondissementss3
Cantons31
Communes515
President of the
general council
Christian Poncelet
Location
Location of Vosges in France

Vosges is a French département, named after the Vosges mountain range.

History

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

Geography

The Saône river rises at Vioménil, in the Vosges.

Economy

Demographics

Culture

The Roman fortified town of Grand, located 30km from Toul, has an amphitheatre and a temple to the Cult of Apollo.

Miscellaneous topics

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