Mandray

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Mandray
Mandray is located in France
Mandray
Mandray
Coordinates: 48°13′08″N 6°59′47″E / 48.2189°N 6.9964°E / 48.2189; 6.9964Coordinates: 48°13′08″N 6°59′47″E / 48.2189°N 6.9964°E / 48.2189; 6.9964
Country France
Region Lorraine
Department Vosges
Arrondissement Saint-Dié-des-Vosges
Canton Fraize
Intercommunality Association of communes of the Upper Meurthe
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Emmanuel Laurent
Area
 • Land1 12.36 km2 (4.77 sq mi)
Population (206)
 • Population2 627
 • Population2 density 51/km2 (130/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 88284 / 88650
Elevation 398–770 m (1,306–2,526 ft)
(avg. 470 m or 1,540 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.

Mandray is a commune in the Vosges department in Lorraine in northeastern France.

Inhabitants are called Mandresayens or Mandresayennes according to gender.

Geography[edit]

Mandray is located some ten kilometres (six miles) southeast of Saint-Dié on the eastern side of the département, and at the western edge of the Vosges Mountains. It nestles in the valley of the Mandresay, a small tributary of the Meurthe River which itself rises nearby. The commune is within the Ballons des Vosges Regional Natural Park.

The commune comprises not one single village but rather a grouping of dispersed hamlets at varying altitudes, these being Haute-Mandray, Mi-Mandray, Basse-Mandray, Bénifosse, la Béhouille, la Nold, le Pré du Moulin, Mardichamp, le Raichant (meaning garden in the local patois), les Angles and les Carrières

Using the Mandray Pass, it is possible to drive to Fraize and to La Croix-aux-Mines. Despite a sign indicating an altitude of 707 meters, the actual altitude of the pass is now calculated as 694 meters.

History[edit]

Mandray was the scene of fighting early in the First World War. In retaliation, the Germans torched the church on 28 August 1914 and shot some civilians.

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