Soultz-Haut-Rhin

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

Soultz-Haut-Rhin
Église Saint-Maurice
Coat of arms of Soultz-Haut-Rhin
Coat of arms
Location of Soultz-Haut-Rhin
Soultz-Haut-Rhin is located in France
Soultz-Haut-Rhin
Soultz-Haut-Rhin
Soultz-Haut-Rhin is located in Grand Est
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
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentHaut-Rhin
ArrondissementThann-Guebwiller
CantonGuebwiller
IntercommunalityRégion de Guebwiller
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Denis Meyer
Area
1
29.56 km2 (11.41 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
7,058
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
68315 /68360
Elevation239–1,421 m (784–4,662 ft)
(avg. 270 m or 890 ft)
Websitewww.ville-soultz.fr
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

GeographyEdit

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.

HistoryEdit

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.

The Soultz Railway was a 9.8 km (6.1 mi) long military light railway with a track gauge of 600 mm (1 ft 11+58 in) that the Germans built and operated during World War I from Soultz to the Niederwald terminus below the Hartmannswillerkopf near Wattwiller.

DemographyEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 3,524—    
1800 3,945+1.63%
1806 4,579+2.51%
1821 5,252+0.92%
1831 4,016−2.65%
1836 4,152+0.67%
1841 3,432−3.74%
1846 3,575+0.82%
1851 3,660+0.47%
1856 3,996+1.77%
1861 3,989−0.04%
1866 4,635+3.05%
1871 4,999+1.52%
1875 5,518+2.50%
1880 4,630−3.45%
1885 4,511−0.52%
1890 4,436−0.33%
1895 4,444+0.04%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1900 4,514+0.31%
1905 4,704+0.83%
1910 4,852+0.62%
1921 4,383−0.92%
1926 4,583+0.90%
1931 4,567−0.07%
1936 4,241−1.47%
1946 4,091−0.36%
1954 4,120+0.09%
1962 4,750+1.79%
1968 4,910+0.55%
1975 5,689+2.13%
1982 5,696+0.02%
1990 5,867+0.37%
1999 6,640+1.38%
2007 7,131+0.90%
2012 7,210+0.22%
2017 7,072−0.39%
Source: EHESS[2] and INSEE (1968-2017)[3]

Places of interestEdit

Soultz has houses from the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

 
Château de Buchenek (historical museum)

PeopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Soultz-Haut-Rhin, EHESS. (in French)
  3. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE

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