Girmont is a commune in the Vosges in Lorraine. It belongs to the district Epinal, in the canton of Châtel- sur -Moselle, and since 2012 the Association of Municipalities AgglomÃ d' Epinal.
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The 982 inhabitants (1 January 2011 ) scoring Girmont community is located ten kilometers north of the center of Epinal, capital ( chef-lieu ) of the department of Vosges.
The municipality covers a portion of the right, the eastern bank of the Mosel and its hinterland. To the east the ground rises gently relief, reached the plateau east of the village center in the Haute chese 376 meters above the sea. South of the core settlement runs in an east -west direction of Saint- Adrian Ruisseau, a small tributary Mosel. In the extreme southwest of the community of Saint- Oger flows into the Moselle. About half of the 12.73 km ² large municipality area is covered by forests ( Bois de l' Aunois in the north, Le Rozier and Les Hayes Gondares and Le Chenal in the south).
Neighboring communities of Girmont are Pallegney in the north, Domèvre -sur- Durbion in the northeast, Bayecourt in the east, in the southeast Dignonville, Dogneville and Chavelot in the south, Thaon- les -Vosges in the west and Vaxoncourt in the northwest.
In 1831, a gatehouse and an old Roman bridge was discovered and exposed. 1853 was found near Girmont two bronze bracelets from the Hallstatt and La Tène - what archaeologists bring to the possibility of the existence of a Roman camp for monitoring the Moselle on the territory of today Girmont in conjunction.
Around the year 1000 was Girmont Goërici Montreal, named after Goericus, Bishop of Metz from 614 to 629 The Maltese Cross in the arms points to a group of Templars, who settled near Girmont.
Was Girmont during the Ancien Régime seat of a mayor in the sphere of influence of the diocese of Metz. Ecclesiastical belonged to the deanery Girmont Epinal in the Diocese of Saint- Dié.
The growth of the population from the 1970s to the 1990s is due to the construction of new residential areas south of the old village. Here, many employees of the surrounding industrial areas have settled.
- Nativity of Mary Church ( Église de la Nativité- de -Notre -Dame), Monument historique
Economy and infrastructure
Agriculture plays a minor role in Girmont. The proximity to the industrial areas and business parks Thaon- les -Vosges Epinal and commuters are the largest group of workers in Girmont.
In Thaon- les -Vosges on the opposite side of the Moselle is connected to the two-lane national highway 57 from Epinal to Nancy and to the railway network of the TER Lorraine ( Nancy- Epinal - line Remiremont ).