Soultz-les-Bains

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Soultz-les-Bains
Coat of arms of Soultz-les-Bains
Coat of arms
Location of Soultz-les-Bains
Soultz-les-Bains is located in France
Soultz-les-Bains
Soultz-les-Bains
Soultz-les-Bains is located in Grand Est
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
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentBas-Rhin
ArrondissementMolsheim
CantonMolsheim
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Guy Schmitt
Area
1
3.55 km2 (1.37 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
968
 • Density270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
67473 /67120
Elevation166–359 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.

Soultz-les-Bains (German: Sulzbad) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.[2]

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.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Commune file". INSEE. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "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.