|Intercommunality||Région de Guebwiller|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Denis Meyer|
|29.56 km2 (11.41 sq mi)|
|• Density||240/km2 (620/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||239–1,421 m (784–4,662 ft) |
(avg. 270 m or 890 ft)
|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).
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.
The origins of Soultz go back to the 7th century.
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+5⁄8 in) that the Germans built and operated during World War I from Soultz to the Niederwald terminus below the Hartmannswillerkopf near Wattwiller.
|Source: EHESS and INSEE (1968-2017)|
Places of interestEdit
Soultz has houses from the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
- Georges-Charles de Heeckeren d'Anthès, who married Catherine Gontcharoff, eldest sister of Alexander Pushkin's wife, and killed Pushkin in a duel.
- Auguste-César West (1810–1880), prefect of Haut-Rhin from 1848 to 1850 then prefect of Bas-Rhin until 1855 and of Haute-Garonne until 1859.
- Bernard Genghini, footballer, born in 1958 in Soultz
- Pierre Villon (1901–1980), whose real name was Pierre Ginsburger, was a French political figure who took part in the Resistance.
- Katia Krafft, volcanologist, born in 1942 in Soultz. Wife of the volcanologist Maurice Krafft. Both of them were carried off in 1991 by a pyroclastical flow on the sides of the Mount Unzen (Japan).
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