|Intercommunality||Association of Senones Country communes|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Pierre Schoub|
|Area1||9.09 km2 (3.51 sq mi)|
|• Density||100/km2 (260/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||88346 / 88210|
|Elevation||345–800 m (1,132–2,625 ft)
(avg. 360 m or 1,180 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.
Inhabitants are called Petit-Raonnais.
La Petite-Raon nestles in the valley of the Rabodeau at the point where it is joined by the little Stream de la Rochère. The village is some 2 kilometres upstream of Senones on a small road that continues north-east and ultimately, road conditions permitting, crosses the Vosges Mountains into Alsace.
La Petite-Raon was a village in the old Duchy of Lorraine. In the late medieval period is was part of the County of Salm, but fetched up in Lorraine in 1600. When the principality of Salm-Salm was formed in 1751, La Petite-Raon was incorporated within it until 1792 when in the wake of the Revolution the village found itself in France, as a commune within the Canton of Senones.
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