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French basin near Sula, 1939
|• Total||3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2)|
|• Land||3.3 sq mi (8.5 km2)|
|• Water||0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||4,422 ft (1,348 m)|
|• Density||11/sq mi (4.4/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-6 (MDT)|
The area was originally called Ross's Hole from Alexander Ross, a Hudson’s Bay Company fur trader who had traveled through the area in spring 1824. In 1889, settlers named the post office after Ursula (Sula for short) Thompson, purportedly the first non-Indian child born in Ross’s Hole.
Sula is located at Bitterroot River at the west end of Ross' Hole, a wide valley surrounded by mountains. It is 35 miles (56 km) north along U.S. 93 to Hamilton, the county seat, and 58 miles (93 km) south over Lost Trail Pass to Salmon, Idaho., along U.S. Route 93 in southern Ravalli County. It lies along the East Fork of the
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.6 km2), of which 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) is land and 0.039 square miles (0.1 km2), or 1.09%, is water.
This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Sula has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.
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