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Domrémy-la-Pucelle

Domrémy-la-Pucelle
Coat of arms of Domrémy-la-Pucelle
Coat of arms
Domrémy-la-Pucelle is located in France
Domrémy-la-Pucelle
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Vosges
Arrondissement Neufchâteau
Canton Coussey
Intercommunality Pays de Jeanne
Government
 • Mayor Daniel Coince
Area1 8.99 km2 (3.47 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 155
 • Density 17/km2 (45/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 88154 / 88630
Elevation 268–407 m (879–1,335 ft)
(avg. 270 m or 890 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Domrémy-la-Pucelle (literally "Domrémy [of] the virgin", in reference to Joan of Arc) is a commune in the Vosges department in Lorraine in northeastern France.

The village, originally named Domremy, is the birthplace of Joan of Arc. It has since been renamed Domrémy-la-Pucelle after Joan's nickname, la Pucelle d'Orléans ("the Maid of Orléans").

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Gallery 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Geography

Domrémy is positioned along the upper Meuse valley to the north of Coussey. The village land includes a small wooded hill to the west of the houses, which rises to a height of 407 m, known as the Domrémy Wood. This overlooks the small adjacent settlement of Les Roises.

History

This village was exempted from taxes in 1429 by Charles VII, the French claimant to the throne. Joan of Arc had requested this, as she felt that taxes exploited her villagers. Moreover, Charles wished to do a good deed for her successful efforts in fighting the English during the Hundred Years' War. However after the French Revolution Domrémy was required to pay taxes.

Demographics

Historical population of Domrémy-la-Pucelle
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 210 225 222 199 182 167 155

Gallery

See also

References

  • INSEE

External links

  • Domrémy-la-Pucelle and the Church Saint Remy (French and English)
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