Brumath

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Brumath
Chateau de Brumath, 1818
Chateau de Brumath, 1818
Coat of arms of Brumath
Coat of arms
Brumath is located in France
Brumath
Brumath
Coordinates: 48°43′58″N 7°42′33″E / 48.7328°N 7.7092°E / 48.7328; 7.7092Coordinates: 48°43′58″N 7°42′33″E / 48.7328°N 7.7092°E / 48.7328; 7.7092
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Strasbourg-Campagne
Canton Brumath
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de la région de Brumath
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Etienne Wolf
Area1 29.54 km2 (11.41 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 9,737
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67067 / 67170
Elevation 136–189 m (446–620 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.

Brumath, also Brumpt, is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

History[edit]

Brumath occupies the site of the Roman Brocomagus.[1] Maria Christina of Saxony, aunt of Louis XVI, died in the château in the city. The building was destroyed in the Revolution.

Geography[edit]

Brumath is located on the Zorn river, and is 17 km (11 mi) north of Strasbourg and 13 km (8.1 mi) south of Haguenau.

Landmarks[edit]

Brumath has a Roman Catholic and a Protestant church. The vaulted basement of the former castle of the Hanau-Lichtenberg family now houses the Musée archéologique, displaying findings made in and around the ancient Roman town of Brocomagus.

Transportation[edit]

Brumath is served by the Route nationale 63, linking Strasbourg to Haguenau, and by the A4 autoroute. It has a railway station on the line linking Strasbourg and Metz.

Notable people[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^  Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Brumath". Encyclopædia Britannica 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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