Balma

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Balma
Balma Lotissement 3.jpg
Coat of arms of Balma
Coat of arms
Location of Balma
Balma is located in France
Balma
Balma
Balma is located in Occitanie
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
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentHaute-Garonne
ArrondissementToulouse
CantonToulouse-10
IntercommunalityToulouse Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Vincent Terrail-Novès
Area
1
16.59 km2 (6.41 sq mi)
Population
(2014)2
15,319
 • Density920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
31044 /31130
Elevation135–218 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]

Balma was established in 1279 as a fief of the bishopric of Toulouse.[citation needed]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1809557—    
1842793+42.4%
1851883+11.3%
1881894+1.2%
1891916+2.5%
1896965+5.3%
1901913−5.4%
19541,724+88.8%
19622,890+67.6%
19684,276+48.0%
19757,127+66.7%
19828,117+13.9%
19909,506+17.1%
199411,689+23.0%
199911,944+2.2%
200812,951+8.4%

Sport[edit]

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

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