Soultz-Haut-Rhin

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Soultz-Haut-Rhin
2002-Soultz, Eglise St Maurice.JPG
Soultz-Haut-Rhin is located in France
Soultz-Haut-Rhin
Soultz-Haut-Rhin
Coordinates: 47°53′10″N 7°13′47″E / 47.886°N 7.2297°E / 47.886; 7.2297Coordinates: 47°53′10″N 7°13′47″E / 47.886°N 7.2297°E / 47.886; 7.2297
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Guebwiller
Canton Soultz-Haut-Rhin
Intercommunality Région de Guebwiller
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Thomas Birgaentzlé
Area1 29.56 km2 (11.41 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 7,311
 • Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 68315 / 68360
Elevation 239–1,421 m (784–4,662 ft)
(avg. 270 m or 890 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.

Soultz-Haut-Rhin (German: Sulz/Oberelsaß) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin département in Alsace in north-eastern France.

Its inhabitants are called Soultziens (male) or Soultziennes (female).

Geography[edit]

The town of Soultz-Haut-Rhin has an enclave located northeast of Goldbach-Altenbach.

The town of Soultz was built around a salted water source from which originates its name.

History[edit]

The origins of Soultz go back to the 7th century.

667 : the written name of Sulza (salted source) is mentioned in a donation from Adalrich, Duke of Alsace, father of Saint Odile, of the bann of Soultz to the convent of Ebersmunster.

Demography[edit]

  • 1962 : 4750
  • 1968 : 4910
  • 1975 : 5689
  • 1982 : 5696
  • 1990 : 5867
  • 1999 : 6640
  • 2006 : 7184

Places of interest[edit]

Soultz has houses from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

  • The Church Saint-Mauritius, l'église Saint-Maurice (1270–1489)
  • Château de Buchenek is a 13th-century castle, now a museum
  • La Nef des Jouets (The Toys Vessel, museum of toys)
Château de Buchenek (historical museum)

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