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Oëlleville is located in France
Location within Grand Est region
Oëlleville is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 48°20′07″N 6°01′15″E / 48.3353°N 6.0208°E / 48.3353; 6.0208Coordinates: 48°20′07″N 6°01′15″E / 48.3353°N 6.0208°E / 48.3353; 6.0208
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Vosges
Arrondissement Neufchâteau
Canton Mirecourt
Intercommunality CC Mirecourt Dompaire
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gilbert Renault
Area1 10.08 km2 (3.89 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 309
 • Density 31/km2 (79/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 88334 /88500
Elevation 308–391 m (1,010–1,283 ft)
(avg. 364 m or 1,194 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.

Oëlleville is a commune in the Vosges department in Grand Est in northeastern France.

Inhabitants are called Oëllevillois.


The commune is positioned at the confluence of various minor roads approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) to the west-north-west of Mirecourt and a slightly longer distance to the north-north-east of Vittel. Over 12% of the commune land is forested.


The village makes a particular feature of the feast of St Nicholas on December 6. Each year a member of the community, chosen for his imposing physique and the steely firmness of his eyes, is selected to dress up as The Saint, who is accompanied by Père Fouettard (better known to some English speakers as Hans Trapp in Alsace or Zwarte Piet in Flanders) with his own bag of less welcome seasonal gifts. A procession and other seasonal gift related celebrations and rituals ensue.

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