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

Brumath
Commune
Chateau de Brumath, 1818
Chateau de Brumath, 1818
Coat of arms of Brumath
Coat of arms
Brumath is located in France
Brumath
Brumath
Location within Grand Est region
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
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Haguenau-Wissembourg
Canton Brumath
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Etienne Wolf
Area1 29.54 km2 (11.41 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 9,737
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 67067 /67170
Elevation 136–189 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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HistoryEdit

Brumath occupies the site of the Roman Brocomagus.[1] Maria Christina of Saxony, aunt of Louis XVI, died in the château in the city. The building was destroyed in the Revolution.

GeographyEdit

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.

LandmarksEdit

Brumath has a Roman Catholic and a Protestant church. The vaulted basement of the former castle of the Hanau-Lichtenberg family now houses the Musée archéologique, displaying findings made in and around the ancient Roman town of Brocomagus.

TransportationEdit

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 peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^   Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Brumath". Encyclopædia Britannica. 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 680. 

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