Brumath

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Brumath
Chateau de Brumath, 1818
Chateau de Brumath, 1818
Coat of arms of Brumath
Coat of arms
Location of Brumath
Brumath is located in France
Brumath
Brumath
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
Area
1
29.54 km2 (11.41 sq mi)
Population
(2006)2
9,737
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
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.

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

History

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.

Geography

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.

Landmarks

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.

Transportation

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 people

See also

References

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

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