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Encyclopedia > Vosges mountains
Typical landscape in Vosges mountains (Chajoux valley, La Bresse, France)
Typical landscape in Vosges mountains (Chajoux valley, La Bresse, France)
Waterfall in eastern Vosges mountains
Waterfall in eastern Vosges mountains
Glacial lake in Vosges mountains (Lac de Schiessrothried)
Glacial lake in Vosges mountains (Lac de Schiessrothried)

The Vosges Mountains is a range in eastern France, stretching along the west side of the Rhine valley in a NNE direction, from Belfort to Saverne. Geographically, the Vosges mountains are completely located in France with the Col de Saverne separating it from the Palatinate Forest. Geologically, though, some parts of the Palatinate Forest are considered to belong to the same entity. Download high resolution version (951x569, 118 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (951x569, 118 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 418 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description = Waterfall in Vosges mountains Author = Philipp Hertzog File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 418 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description = Waterfall in Vosges mountains Author = Philipp Hertzog File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 378 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description = Little lake in Vosges mountains, France (Lac de Schiessrothried) Author = Philipp Hertzog File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 378 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description = Little lake in Vosges mountains, France (Lac de Schiessrothried) Author = Philipp Hertzog File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file... It has been suggested that River Rhine Pollution: November 1986 be merged into this article or section. ... Belfort is a town and commune of northeastern France, préfecture (capital) of the Territoire de Belfort département in the Franche-Comté région. ... Saverne (German Zabern), a town of France in the région of Alsace, situated on the Rhine-Marne canal at the foot of a pass over the Vosges Mountains, and 45 km (27 m. ... Map of the Earth Geography (from the Greek words Geo (γη) or Gaea (γαια), both meaning Earth, and graphein (γραφειν) meaning to describe or to writeor to map) is the study of the earth and its features, inhabitants, and phenomena. ... Saverne (German Zabern), a town of France in the région of Alsace, situated on the Rhine-Marne canal at the foot of a pass over the Vosges Mountains, and 45 km (27 m. ... The Palatinate Forest (German: ) is the biggest coherent forest of Europe. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ...


From 1871 to 1918 the eastern part of a line from the Ballon d'Alsace to Mont Donon was occupied by Germany. There is a remarkable similarity between the Vosges and the corresponding range of the Black Forest on the other side of the Rhine: both lie within the same degrees of latitude and have the same geological formation; both are characterized by fine forests on their lower slopes, above which are open pasturages and rounded summits of a uniform altitude; both have a steep fall to the Rhine and a gradual descent on the other side. The Vosges in their southern portion are mainly of granite, with some porphyritic masses and of a kind of red sandstone (occasionally 1640 ft. in thickness) which on the western versant bears the French name of grès Vosgien. 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Ballon dAlsace is a 1247 meter high mountain at the border of Alsace, Lorraine, and Franche-Comté. From its top there is a nice view on the Vosges, the Rhine valley and the Black Forest. ... Temple-like structure built in 1869 at the summit of Mont Donon to protect archeological remains Mont Donon (1008m) is the highest peak in the northern Vosges. ... A map of Germany, showing the Black Forest in red. ... Close-up of granite from Yosemite National Park, valley of the Merced River Quarrying granite for the Mormon Temple, Utah Territory. ... (For other meanings of Porphyr, see Porphyry) The baptismal font in the Cathedral of Magdeburg is made of rose porphyry from a site near Assuan, Egypt Porphyry is a very hard red, green or purple igneous rock consisting of large-grained crystals, such as feldspar or quartz, dispersed in a... Red sandstone interior of Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona, worn smooth due to erosion by flash flooding over millions of years Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-size mineral or rock grains. ...


Orographically the range is divided south to north into three sections: the Higher Vosges (Hautes Vosges), extending from Belfort to the valley of the Bruche; the Central Vosges (31 miles), between the Bruche and the Col de Saverne; the Lower Vosges (30 miles), between the Col de Saverne and the source of the Lauter. The rounded summits of the Grandes Vosges are called ballons. Orography is the average height of land, measured in geopotential meters, over a certain domain. ... Bruche is a large suburb of Warrington England. ... Lauter can refer to: Lauter, Saxony, a town in the district of Aue-Schwarzenberg, Saxony, Germany. ...


The highest points are located in the southern part of the range (Higher Vosges): the Grand Ballon (also called Ballon de Guebwiller) rises to 1424 m (4,670 ft), the Storckenkopf to 1366 m (4,481 ft), the Hohneck to 1364 m (4,475 ft), the Ballon d'Alsace to 1247 m (4,091 ft). The Col de Saales, between the Higher Vosges and the central section, is nearly 1900 ft. high; the latter is both lower and narrower than the Higher Vosges, the Mont Donon (3307 ft.) being the highest point of this part. Le Grand Ballon (German: Großer Belchen; translates as big balloon) is the apex of the Vosges mountains, located 25 kilometres northwest of Mulhouse, France. ... Le Grand Ballon (German: Großer Belchen; translates as big balloon) is the apex of the Vosges mountains, located 25 kilometres northwest of Mulhouse, France. ... Ballon dAlsace is a 1247 meter high mountain at the border of Alsace, Lorraine, and Franche-Comté. From its top there is a nice view on the Vosges, the Rhine valley and the Black Forest. ... Temple-like structure built in 1869 at the summit of Mont Donon to protect archeological remains Mont Donon (1008m) is the highest peak in the northern Vosges. ...


The railway from Paris to Strasbourg and the Marne-Rhine Canal traverses the Col de Saverne. No railway crosses the Vosges between Saverne and Belfort, but there are carriage roads over the passes of Bussang from Remiremont to Thann, the Schlucht (1135 m / 3723 ft) from Gérardmer to Munster, the Col du Bonhomme from St Dié to Colmar and the pass from St Die to Ste Marie-aux-Mines. The Lower Vosges are a sandstone plateau ranging from 300 to 600 m (1000 to 1850 ft.) and are crossed by the railway from Hagenau to Sarreguemines, defended by the fort of Bitche. City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) The Eiffel Tower in Paris, as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... City flag City coat of arms Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country Region Alsace Department Bas-Rhin (67) Intercommunality Urban Community of Strasbourg Mayor Fabienne Keller  (UMP) City Statistics Land area¹ 78. ... The Marne-Rhine Canal at Niderviller, Moselle. ... Belfort is a town and commune of northeastern France, préfecture (capital) of the Territoire de Belfort département in the Franche-Comté région. ... Remiremont is a town in eastern France, in the department of Vosges. ... Position of Thann Thann is a commune and a sub-prefecture of the Haut-Rhin département, in France. ... Gérardmer is a town and commune in the Vosges département, Lorraine région in northeastern France. ... Statistics Area: 24,607. ... Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, commonly referred to as Saint-Dié, is a commune of northeastern France. ... Petite Venise Colmar is a town and commune in the Haut-Rhin département of Alsace, France. ... Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (German: Markirch) is a commune of the Haut-Rhin département, in France. ... The citadel of Bitche The citadel above the town Bitche (German: Bitsch) is a town and commune of the Moselle département, in Lorraine, in northeastern France. ...


Meteorologically the difference between the eastern and western versants of the range is very marked, the annual rainfall being much higher and the mean temperature being much lower in the latter than in the former. On the eastern slope the vine ripens to a height of 400 m (1300 ft.); on the other hand, its only rivers are the Ill and other shorter streams. The Moselle, Meurthe and Sarre all rise on the Lorraine side. Moraines, boulders and polished rocks testify the existence of the glaciers which formerly covered the Vosges. The lakes, surrounded by pines, beeches and maples, the green meadows which provide pasture for large herds of cows and the fine views of the Rhine valley, Black Forest and snow-covered Swiss mountains combine to make the district picturesque. On the lower heights and buttresses of the main chain on the Alsatian side are numerous castles, generally in ruins. At several points on the main ridge, especially at St Odile above Ribeauvillé (Rappoltsweiler), are the remains of a wall of unmortared stone with tenons of wood, 6 to 7 ft. thick and 4 to 5 ft. high, called the pagan wall (Mur Païen). It was used for defence in the middle ages and archaeologists are divided as to whether it was built for this purpose by the Romans, or before their arrival. Meteorology is the scientific study of the atmosphere that focuses on weather processes and forecasting. ... This bridge across the Danube River links Hungary with Slovakia. ... The Ill is a river of Alsace, in north-eastern France. ... Mosel basin area The Moselle (French Moselle, German Mosel, Luxembourgish Musel, Dutch Moezel, from Latin Mosella, little Meuse) is a river flowing through France, Luxembourg and Germany. ... Meurthe is a river in north-eastern France, tributary to the river Moselle. ... Saar loop at Mettlach The Saar (French: Sarre) is a river, that rises in the Vosges mountains in Alsace with two headstreams (Red and White Saar) at the Donon, running through Lorraine and the Saarland, which was named after it. ... Location Administration Capital Metz Regional President Jean-Pierre Masseret (PS) (since 2004) Départements Meurthe-et-Moselle Meuse Moselle Vosges Arrondissements 19 Cantons 157 Communes 2,337 Statistics Land area1 23,547 km² Population (Ranked 11th)  - January 1, 2005 est. ... Moraine at Mono Lake, California, United States Moraines clearly seen on a side glacier of the Gorner Glacier, Zermatt, Switzerland. ... Glacial and Glaciation redirect here. ... A man-made lake in Keukenhof, Netherlands A lake (from Latin lacus) is a body of water or other liquid of considerable size contained on a body of land. ... Distribution Species See List of Acer species Maples are trees or shrubs in the genus Acer. ... Ribeauvillé is a town and commune in the Haut-Rhin département, in the French région of Alsace. ...


References

  • This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.

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Vosges mountains - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (534 words)
The Vosges mountains are range of mountains in central-western Europe, stretching along the west side of the Rhine valley in a NNE direction, from Basel (Switzerland) to Mainz (Germany).
The départements of Vosges and Haute Saône are divided from Alsace and the territory of Belfort by the Ballon d'Alsace or St Maurice (4100 ft.).
The Lower Vosges are a sandstone plateau ranging from 1000 to 1850 ft. high and are crossed by the railway from Hagenau to Sarreguemines, defended by the fort of Bitche.
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