Vy- le- Ferroux is a commune in Haute -Saône in the Franche -Comté.
Vy- le- Ferroux situated at an altitude of 226 m above sea level, 9 km south of Scey -sur -Saône -et -Saint -Albin and approximately 14 km west-southwest of Vesoul (air line). The village is located in the central part of the department, in a wide valley of the Ruisseau de Vy- le- Ferroux south of Saônetals.
The area of 5.70 km ² municipal area includes a portion in the region of the upper Saônebeckens. The central part of the territory is occupied by a formerly swampy hollow. Today, it is dammed up the 43 -acre Etang de Vy- le- Ferroux. In these flows from the east of the Ruisseau de Vy- le- Ferroux which drains the area north to the Saône. From the southwest ends of the Ruisseau de Noidans. The river valleys are slightly sunk into the surrounding plateau, which is on average 240 m. This plateau is in the southern part of sandy- marly sediments of the Tertiary, while north of the village come to light and calcareous rocks of the Upper Jurassic time. The fertile soils are mainly used for agricultural purposes. To the west, the municipality's area extends into the vast forest area of the Bois des Mazes. Here, the highest point of Vy- le- Ferroux is achieved with 259 m.
Neighboring communities of Vy- le- Ferroux are Traves in the north, Raze in the east, Noidans -le- Ferroux in the south and Soing - Cubry - Charentenay in the West.
In the Middle Ages Vy belonged to the Free County of Burgundy and in the territory of the Bailliage d' amont. The local government of the village held the Lords of Rupt. The St. John Coming in Chantes had land in the village. Together with the Franche -Comté Vy came with the Peace of Nijmegen in 1678 definitively to France. Vy- le- Ferroux was the site of a blast furnace and a foundry in which the iron ore that was previously mined in the area, has been processed. Today Vy- le- Ferroux is a member of the comprehensive 22 villages municipal association Communauté de communes des Combes.
The single village church of Vy- le- Ferroux was rebuilt in 1782. For the rich interior furnishings are from the 18th century as well as numerous wooden statues from the 16th century.
With 168 inhabitants ( 1 January 2011) Vy- le- Ferroux one of the smallest municipalities in the department of Haute- Saône. After the population had decreased significantly in the first half of the 20th century (1886 349 persons were still counted ), only small fluctuations were recorded since the mid- 1970s.
Economy and infrastructure
Vy- le- Ferroux has long been a predominantly by agriculture (crops, orchards and livestock ) and forestry embossed village. Of importance to the economic life was also the foundry. Today, there are some establishments of local small businesses. In recent decades the village has been transformed into a residential community. Many workers are therefore commuters who do their work in the agglomeration Vesoul.
The village is situated away from the larger passage axes on a secondary road that leads from Scey -sur -Saône -et -Saint -Albin after Fretigney -et- Velloreille. Another road connection with Raze.
Aroz | Baignes | Bourguignon- lès -la- Charité | Boursières | Bucey -lès- Traves | Chantes | Chassey -lès- Scey | Chemilly | Clans | Ferrieres -les- Scey | Grandvelle -et -le- Perrenot | Lieffrans | Mailley - et- Chazelot | Neuvelle -lès -la- Charité | Noidans -le- Ferroux | Ovanches | Pontcey | Raze | Rosey | Rupt -sur -Saône | Scey -sur -Saône -et -Saint -Albin | Traves | Velleguindry -et- Levrecey | Velle -le- Châtel | Vy- le- Ferroux | Vy- lès- Rupt
- Commune in the department of Haute- Saône
- Place in Franche -Comté