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-Haut-Rhin (German: Sulz/Oberelsaß) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin département in Grand Est in north-eastern France.
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.
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.
- 1962 : 4750
- 1968 : 4910
- 1975 : 5689
- 1982 : 5696
- 1990 : 5867
- 1999 : 6640
- 2006 : 7184
Places of interest
Soultz has houses from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
- The Church Saint-Mauritius, l'église Saint-Maurice (1270–1489)
- Château de Buchenek is a 13th-century castle, now a museum
- La Nef des Jouets (The Toys Vessel, museum of toys)
Château de Buchenek (historical museum)
- 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).