Soultz-les-Bains

Soultz-les-Bains (French pronunciation: [sult͡s le bɛ̃]; historical German: Sulzbad, pronounced [zʊlt͡s.baːt]) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est, France.[3]

Soultz-les-Bains
The town hall in Soultz-les-Bains
Location of Soultz-les-Bains
Soultz-les-Bains
Soultz-les-Bains
Coordinates: 48°34′20″N 7°29′18″E
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementMolsheim
CantonMolsheim
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Guy Schmitt[1]
Area
1
3.55 km2 (1.37 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
961
  Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67473 /67120
Elevation166–359 m (545–1,178 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

In 1682, the famous military engineer Vauban constructed the Canal de la Bruche between Soultz and Strasbourg. The canal was needed in order to transport sandstone from the quarries of Soultz for use in his fortification of Strasbourg. The canal carried its last commercial load in 1939 and was formally closed in 1957.[4][5]

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References

  1. "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. "Commune file". INSEE. Retrieved 24 May 2022.
  4. "La gestion du Canal de la Bruche" [The management of the Canal Bruche] (in French). Conseil Départemental du Bas-Rhin. Archived from the original on 16 September 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  5. "Cycling in Alsace - Along the river Bruche and its canal" (PDF). Tourisme Alsace. Archived (PDF) from the original on 16 September 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2015.


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