Domrémy-la-Pucelle

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Domrémy-la-Pucelle
Commune
Coat of arms of Domrémy-la-Pucelle
Coat of arms
Domrémy-la-Pucelle is located in France
Domrémy-la-Pucelle
Domrémy-la-Pucelle
Coordinates: 48°26′35″N 5°40′33″E / 48.4431°N 5.6758°E / 48.4431; 5.6758Coordinates: 48°26′35″N 5°40′33″E / 48.4431°N 5.6758°E / 48.4431; 5.6758
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Vosges
Arrondissement Neufchâteau
Canton Coussey
Intercommunality CC Ouest Vosgien
Government
 • Mayor Daniel Coince
Area1 8.99 km2 (3.47 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 155
 • Density 17/km2 (45/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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 ([dɔ̃.ʁe.mi.la.py.sɛl]) literally "Domrémy [of] the maiden" in reference to Joan of Arc, is a commune in the Vosges department in Grand Est in northeastern France.

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

Geography

Domrémy is positioned along the upper Meuse Valley several miles north of the town 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

Domrémy and Greux were exempted from taxes "forever" by Charles VII in 1429. It was the sole request made of the king by Joan of Arc when Charles asked her how he could show her his appreciation for seeing him crowned; Joan felt that taxes burdened the villagers. Moreover, he wished to do a good deed for her success in fighting the English during the Hundred Years' War. Taxes were imposed upon Domrémy and Greux again during the French Revolution; the residents have paid taxes since. [1] [2]

Until 1766, Domrémy was part of the Duchy of Bar (within a section of the duchy which owed fealty to the Crown of France although the other half of the duchy was part of the Holy Roman Empire). [3] In that year, the Duchy, part of which had become a fief of the Kingdom of France in 1301, escheated to the crown fully upon the death of its last duke, Stanisław Leszczyński.

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
  1. ^ "Famous Foreign Coronations" by Agnes and Jessie Wishart Brown The English Illustrated Magazine No. 224 (May 1902), p. 108 Google Books; retrieved May 21, 2017
  2. ^ "The Calm Before the Storm" Yanks: The Epic Story of the American Army in World War I by John Eisenhower; The Free Press (2001), p. 98 Google Books; retrieved May 21, 2017
  3. ^ "Chapter II" Joan of Arc by Francis Cabot Lowell; Houghton Mifflin Company (1896), p. 16 Google Books; retrieved May 21, 2017

External links

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