Fronton, Haute-Garonne

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Fronton
Fronton Le Marché couvert.jpg
Coat of arms of Fronton
Coat of arms
Fronton is located in France
Fronton
Fronton
Coordinates: 43°50′28″N 1°23′25″E / 43.8411°N 1.3903°E / 43.8411; 1.3903Coordinates: 43°50′28″N 1°23′25″E / 43.8411°N 1.3903°E / 43.8411; 1.3903
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Haute-Garonne
Arrondissement Toulouse
Canton Fronton
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marie-Hélène Champagnac
Area
 • Land1 45.79 km2 (17.68 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Population2 5,384
 • Population2 density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 31202 / 31620
Elevation 101–198 m (331–650 ft)
(avg. 147 m or 482 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.

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

It lies 28 km north of Toulouse and within its metropolitan area.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,633 —    
1800 2,053 +25.7%
1806 2,139 +4.2%
1821 1,987 −7.1%
1831 2,225 +12.0%
1836 2,151 −3.3%
1841 2,141 −0.5%
1846 2,190 +2.3%
1851 2,143 −2.1%
1856 2,190 +2.2%
1861 2,196 +0.3%
1866 2,273 +3.5%
1872 2,290 +0.7%
1876 2,445 +6.8%
1881 2,416 −1.2%
1886 2,447 +1.3%
1891 2,481 +1.4%
1896 2,328 −6.2%
1901 2,155 −7.4%
1906 2,034 −5.6%
1911 1,896 −6.8%
1921 1,901 +0.3%
1926 2,005 +5.5%
1931 2,018 +0.6%
1936 2,016 −0.1%
1946 2,049 +1.6%
1954 2,107 +2.8%
1962 2,169 +2.9%
1968 2,272 +4.7%
1975 2,525 +11.1%
1982 2,814 +11.4%
1990 3,335 +18.5%
1999 3,891 +16.7%
2008 5,384 +38.4%

Wine[edit]

It is the centre of one of the oldest wine regions in France, producing the AOC Côtes du Frontonnais, based (50%) on the local négrette grape (known as Pinot Saint-George in the United States) plus some or other of Syrah, Côt, cabernet franc, Cabernet sauvignon, fer servadou, gamay, cinsaut and mauzac.

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