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Provenchères-lès-Darney is located in France
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Vosges
Arrondissement Épinal
Canton Darney
Intercommunality Association of Saône and Madon Country communes
 • Mayor (2008–2014) René Thiery
Area1 9.07 km2 (3.50 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 166
 • Density 18/km2 (47/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 88360 / 88260
Elevation 320–459 m (1,050–1,506 ft)
(avg. 369 m or 1,211 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.

Provenchères-lès-Darney is a commune in the Vosges department in Lorraine in northeastern France.

It lies 8 kilometres (5 mi) to the south of Vittel and to the northwest of Darney.


The name "De Provincheriis" is recorded from 1136: this originates with the Latin word "proventus" which may refer to the fruitfulness of the land here.

In the medieval period Provenchères came under the Bassigny bailiwick and the provostship of Lamarche: subsequently it fell within the baliwick of Lamarche. On the spiritual side, the commune was a part of the deanery of Vittel in the Diocese of Toul.

The lordship of Provenchères was in the possession of the Barons of Deuilly and the Abbey of Luxeuil who received half of the tithe income.

By a decree of 22 May 1867 the name of the commune was changed from Provenchères to Provenchères-lès-Darney in order to avoid confusion with Provenchères-en-Vosges (which subsequently underwent a name change of its own).

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