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Colomiers

Colomiers
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Colomiers
Coat of arms
Colomiers is located in France
Colomiers
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Haute-Garonne
Arrondissement Toulouse
Canton Toulouse-13
Intercommunality Greater Toulouse
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Bernard Sicard (PS)
Area1 20.83 km2 (8.04 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 33,200
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 31149 / 31770
Elevation 145–191 m (476–627 ft)
(avg. 160 m or 520 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.

Colomiers is a commune in the Haute-Garonne department in southwestern France.

It is the largest suburb of the city of Toulouse, and is adjacent to it on the west side. It is a member of the Urban community of Greater Toulouse.

Contents

  • Population 1
  • Transportation 2
  • Education 3
  • Sport 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Population

Transportation

In 1971 it became the first area of France to offer zero-fare public transport, which is still in operation at present.[1]

Education

There is an international school in Colomiers (International School of Toulouse or IST) which is run by Airbus and which prepares for the International Baccalaureate, and a Lycée International including a German school (Deutsche Schule Toulouse, DST).

Sport

US Colomiers is a French rugby union club based in Colomiers.

See also

References

  • INSEE
  1. ^ http://www.freepublictransports.com/Colomiers

External links

  • Official website (French)
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