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Balma

Balma
Balma
Balma

Coordinates: 43°36′40″N 1°29′58″E / 43.6111°N 1.4994°E / 43.6111; 1.4994Coordinates: 43°36′40″N 1°29′58″E / 43.6111°N 1.4994°E / 43.6111; 1.4994

Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Haute-Garonne
Arrondissement Toulouse
Canton Toulouse-8
Intercommunality Grand Toulouse
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Fillola
Area
 • Land1 16.59 km2 (6.41 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 12,951
 • Population2 density 780/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 31044 / 31130
Elevation 135–218 m (443–715 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.

Balma is a commune in the Haute-Garonne department in southwestern France. It is east of Toulouse.

The name of the town comes from the old Provençal word meaning "cave" or "grotto".

History

Life known by Balma begins in the Middle Ages. Small belonging fief, at least partly, in the bishopric of Toulouse, it was established in baronnie episcopal in 1279. It is therefore the bishop who is in this epoch lord and baron of Balma.

Population

Sport

Balma is the home of Championnat de France Amateurs club, Balma SC.

See also

References

  • INSEE

External links

  • Official site
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