Urban community of Greater Toulouse

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Communauté urbaine du Grand Toulouse
Map Greater Toulouse
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Haute-Garonne
No. of communes 25
Established January 1, 2009
Seat Toulouse
Government
 • President Pierre Cohen (PS)
 • Term of office 2008-2014
Area
 • Total 366.43 km2 (141.48 sq mi)
Population (Jan. 2006 census)
 • Total 651,584
(67.2% in the city of Toulouse)
 • Density 1,778/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
Budget € 196 million (2004)¹
Website www.grandtoulouse.org
¹ After compensatory transfer of local tax euros to the communes of the Community of Agglomeration.

The Urban Community of Greater Toulouse (French: Communauté urbaine du Grand Toulouse), also simply known as Grand Toulouse (i.e. "Greater Toulouse"), is the intercommunal structure gathering the city of Toulouse (France) and some of its suburbs. It was created on January 1, 2009, succeeding the agglomeration community of Greater Toulouse, which had itself succeeded in 2001 a previous District created in 1992 with less powers than either the agglomeration community or the current urban community.

Due to local political feuds, the Urban Community of Greater Toulouse only hosts 59% of the population of the metropolitan area (see infobox at Toulouse article for the metropolitan area), the other independent communes of the metropolitan area having refused to join in, notably Muret and the technopolis of Labège-Innopole.

Consequently, the other parts of the metropolitan area have formed different intercommunal structures, such as:

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Coordinates: 43°41′N 1°27′E / 43.683°N 1.450°E / 43.683; 1.450