|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Daniel Vialelle|
|• Land1||24.87 km2 (9.60 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||71/km2 (180/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||81238 / 81240|
|Elevation||239–1,172 m (784–3,845 ft)
(avg. 269 m or 883 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.
The commune was formerly called Saint-Amans-la-Bastide. It was renamed in 1851, after Marshal Jean-de-Dieu Soult, who was born there in 1769. Marshal-General Soult, under the Emperor Napoleon, was later named as Duke of Dalmatia, and following the Emperor's permanent exile to St. Helena, enjoyed a long and fruitful career as a politician and diplomant under several early 19th royalist and republican regimes in France. His son, Napoleon H. de Soult, arranged for the posthumous publication of his father's "Memoires" after 1851.
The Thoré forms the commune's northern border.
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