|Intercommunality||CC Vosges côté Sud-Ouest|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||René Thiery|
|Area1||9.07 km2 (3.50 sq mi)|
|• Density||18/km2 (47/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||88360 /88260|
|Elevation||320–459 m (1,050–1,506 ft)
(avg. 369 m or 1,211 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.
The name "De Provincheriis" is recorded from 1136: this originates with the Latin word "proventus" which may refer to the fruitfulness of the land here.
In the medieval period Provenchères came under the Bassigny bailiwick and the provostship of Lamarche: subsequently it fell within the baliwick of Lamarche. On the spiritual side, the commune was a part of the deanery of Vittel in the Diocese of Toul.
By a decree of 22 May 1867 the name of the commune was changed from Provenchères to Provenchères-lès-Darney in order to avoid confusion with Provenchères-en-Vosges (which subsequently underwent a name change of its own).
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