Soultz-les-Bains

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Soultz-les-Bains
Coat of arms of Soultz-les-Bains
Coat of arms
Soultz-les-Bains is located in France
Soultz-les-Bains
Soultz-les-Bains
Coordinates: 48°34′20″N 7°29′18″E / 48.5722°N 7.4883°E / 48.5722; 7.4883Coordinates: 48°34′20″N 7°29′18″E / 48.5722°N 7.4883°E / 48.5722; 7.4883
Country France
Region Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Molsheim
Canton Molsheim
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Guy Schmitt
Area1 3.55 km2 (1.37 sq mi)
Population 2 799
 • Density 230/km2 (580/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 67473 / 67120
Elevation 166–359 m (545–1,178 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-les-Bains (German: Sulzbad) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine in north-eastern France.[1]

In 1682, the famous military engineer Vauban constructed the Canal de la Bruche between Soultz and Strasbourg. The canal was needed in order to transport sandstone from the quarries of Soultz for use in his fortification of Strasbourg. The canal carried its last commercial load in 1939 and was formally closed in 1957.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Commune file". INSEE. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "La gestion du Canal de la Bruche" [The management of the Canal Bruche] (in French). Conseil Départemental du Bas-Rhin. Archived from the original on 16 September 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Cycling in Alsace - Along the river Bruche and its canal" (PDF). Tourisme Alsace. Archived (PDF) from the original on 16 September 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2015.