Balma

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Balma
Balma Lotissement 3.jpg
Balma is located in France
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 (2014–2020) Vincent Terrail-Novès
Area1 16.59 km2 (6.41 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 12,951
 • 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[edit]

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[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1809 557 —    
1842 793 +42.4%
1851 883 +11.3%
1881 894 +1.2%
1891 916 +2.5%
1896 965 +5.3%
1901 913 −5.4%
1954 1,724 +88.8%
1962 2,890 +67.6%
1968 4,276 +48.0%
1975 7,127 +66.7%
1982 8,117 +13.9%
1990 9,506 +17.1%
1994 11,689 +23.0%
1999 11,944 +2.2%
2008 12,951 +8.4%

Sport[edit]

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

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