Saint- Genest, Vosges
Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-3-6399-9984-6;
Saint-Genest is a commune in the Vosges department in Lorraine in northeastern France. Vosges is a French department, named after the local mountain range. It contains the hometown of Joan of Arc, Domremy. 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 (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 km? (2,366 sq. miles) which it kept until 1871.
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