Colomiers

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Colomiers
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Colomiers
Coat of arms
Colomiers is located in France
Colomiers
Colomiers
Coordinates: 43°36′50″N 1°20′12″E / 43.6139°N 1.3367°E / 43.6139; 1.3367Coordinates: 43°36′50″N 1°20′12″E / 43.6139°N 1.3367°E / 43.6139; 1.3367
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Haute-Garonne
Arrondissement Toulouse
Canton Toulouse-13
Intercommunality Greater Toulouse
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Bernard Sicard (PS)
Area
 • Land1 20.83 km2 (8.04 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 33,200
 • Population2 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.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1936 1,860 —    
1954 3,195 +71.8%
1962 4,607 +44.2%
1968 10,584 +129.7%
1975 20,126 +90.2%
1982 23,326 +15.9%
1990 26,979 +15.7%
1999 28,538 +5.8%
2006 33,200 +16.3%

Transportation[edit]

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

Education[edit]

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[edit]

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

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