Blagnac

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Blagnac
Monastery of Saint Catherine of Sienna
Monastery of Saint Catherine of Sienna
Coat of arms of Blagnac
Coat of arms
Blagnac is located in France
Blagnac
Blagnac
Coordinates: 43°38′11″N 1°23′26″E / 43.6364°N 1.3906°E / 43.6364; 1.3906Coordinates: 43°38′11″N 1°23′26″E / 43.6364°N 1.3906°E / 43.6364; 1.3906
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Haute-Garonne
Arrondissement Toulouse
Canton Blagnac
Intercommunality Grand Toulouse
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Keller
Area1 16.88 km2 (6.52 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 21,556
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 31069 / 31700
Elevation 119–153 m (390–502 ft)
(avg. 135 m or 443 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.

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

It is the third-largest suburb of the city of Toulouse, although governed by a separate council,[1] and is adjacent to it on the northwest side. It is a member of the Urban community of Greater Toulouse.

Geography[edit]

The river Touch forms part of the commune's southern border, then flows into the Garonne, which forms all of its eastern border.

38% percent of the area is made up of green spaces, mainly along the river Garonne and in parks.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,118 —    
1800 1,062 −5.0%
1806 1,252 +17.9%
1821 1,416 +13.1%
1831 1,436 +1.4%
1836 1,538 +7.1%
1841 1,597 +3.8%
1846 1,680 +5.2%
1851 1,681 +0.1%
1856 1,652 −1.7%
1861 1,683 +1.9%
1866 1,729 +2.7%
1872 1,741 +0.7%
1876 1,831 +5.2%
1881 1,909 +4.3%
1886 1,897 −0.6%
1891 1,866 −1.6%
1896 1,791 −4.0%
1901 1,786 −0.3%
1906 1,756 −1.7%
1911 1,880 +7.1%
1921 1,791 −4.7%
1926 1,975 +10.3%
1931 2,103 +6.5%
1936 2,360 +12.2%
1946 2,754 +16.7%
1954 3,543 +28.6%
1962 5,320 +50.2%
1968 8,417 +58.2%
1975 11,651 +38.4%
1982 14,929 +28.1%
1990 17,209 +15.3%
1999 20,586 +19.6%
2008 21,556 +4.7%

Economy[edit]

Airbus, Airbus Group and ATR have their head offices in Blagnac.[3][4][5]

Education[edit]

Blagnac has a student capacity of 5,500 in 7 nurseries, 5 primary schools, two high schools, one sixth form and a private school.[6]

Transport[edit]

Local transport is operated by Tisséo. Buses 70 and 71 run to Jeanne d'Arc (connection with Line B of the Toulouse Metro) and bus 66 runs to St Cyprien République (connection with Line A), both in the city centre. Bus 25 circles the suburb and stops at the Airport, and bus 17 connects Blagnac to Mondonville, toward the northwest. A shuttlebus (navette) connects the Airport to the city centre.[7] A new tramway now operates southwards to the Toulouse Arènes station where it connects with Line A of the Metro.

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