Brumath

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Brumath
Chateau de Brumath, 1818
Chateau de Brumath, 1818
Coat of arms of Brumath
Coat of arms
Location of Brumath
Brumath is located in France
Brumath
Brumath
Brumath is located in Grand Est
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
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementHaguenau-Wissembourg
CantonBrumath
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Etienne Wolf
Area
1
29.54 km2 (11.41 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
10,017
 • Density340/km2 (880/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67067 /67170
Elevation136–189 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.

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

History[edit]

Brumath occupies the site of the Roman Brocomagus.[2] 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 Protestant church, since 1804, is housed in the former castle of the Hanau-Lichtenberg family. The vaulted basement of the castle also 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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Brumath" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 680.

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