The town hall and school in Mandray
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Emmanuel Laurent|
|12.36 km2 (4.77 sq mi)|
|• Density||49/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|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.|
Inhabitants are called Mandresayens or Mandresayennes according to gender.
Mandray is located some ten kilometres (six miles) southeast of Saint-Dié on the eastern side of the department, 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.
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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