Deycimont

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Deycimont
Skyline of Deycimont
Location of Deycimont
Deycimont is located in France
Deycimont
Deycimont
Deycimont is located in Grand Est
Deycimont
Deycimont
Coordinates: 48°10′08″N 6°39′03″E / 48.1689°N 6.6508°E / 48.1689; 6.6508Coordinates: 48°10′08″N 6°39′03″E / 48.1689°N 6.6508°E / 48.1689; 6.6508
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentVosges
ArrondissementÉpinal
CantonBruyères
IntercommunalityCC Bruyères - Vallons des Vosges
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Lepaul
Area
1
6.32 km2 (2.44 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
317
 • Density50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
88131 /88600
Elevation383–587 m (1,257–1,926 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Deycimont is a commune in the Vosges department in Grand Est in northeastern France. The residents are known as Rouges-Fournants ("Red Oveners")

Geography[edit]

In the Vologne valley, between Lépanges and Docelles, Deycimont is built under the Recreux mountain. The brooks la Bouillante and le Rupt du Void go through the village.

The two main hamlets which depend on Deycimont are le Faing Vairel and la Haute Verrière.

Several farms and a weaving factory can be found there, as in the whole region.

History[edit]

Sainte-Menne's church

The name of Deycimont has been known since 1232 but there certainly were some houses in the Antiquity, because old Celtic and Roman coins have been found. The name of the town could mean "Decius Mountain".

The church, dedicated to Sainte Menne, was first built between 1050 and 1080 by the bishop of Toul. It was rebuilt in 1711.

Population[edit]

The village, like many others, suffered during the Thirty Years' War. During this period, more than three-quarters of the population perished. By the end of the war, in 1648, the population had dwindled to 20 inhabitants. However, the population rebounded significantly over the subsequent fifty years, reaching pre-war levels.

During the eighteenth century, the population increased dramatically, from around 100 in 1708 to well over 300 in 1806. This period of growth was followed by a mild decline in the twentieth century. However, there has been renewed growth in the early part of the twenty-first century.

Historical population of Deycimont
(Source: INSEE[2])
Year1503158516021648170818061846190619541962196819751982199019992006
Population40108862099334402310262202231244250238236272

Personalities[edit]

Jean Hubert Houël

Jean Hubert Houël was born in Deycimont on April 4, 1802 and died in Saint-Dié on October 20, 1889. He was among the members imprisoned after the coup of December 2, 1851 after signing the letters of impeachment against President Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte. He gave up politics after this short detention.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Deycimont on the INSEE website