Saint-Amans-Soult

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Saint-Amans-Soult
Coat of arms of Saint-Amans-Soult
Coat of arms
Saint-Amans-Soult is located in France
Saint-Amans-Soult
Saint-Amans-Soult
Coordinates: 43°28′40″N 2°29′26″E / 43.4778°N 2.4906°E / 43.4778; 2.4906Coordinates: 43°28′40″N 2°29′26″E / 43.4778°N 2.4906°E / 43.4778; 2.4906
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Tarn
Arrondissement Castres
Canton Saint-Amans-Soult
Intercommunality Castres-Mazamet
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Daniel Vialelle
Area1 24.87 km2 (9.60 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,762
 • 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.

Saint-Amans-Soult is a commune in the Tarn department in southern France.

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.

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The Thoré forms the commune's northern border.

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