Blagnac

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Blagnac
Commune
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
Location within Occitanie region
Blagnac is located in Occitanie
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 Occitanie
Department Haute-Garonne
Arrondissement Toulouse
Canton Blagnac
Intercommunality Toulouse Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Bernard Keller
Area1 16.88 km2 (6.52 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 23,416
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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 (Occitan: Blanhac) 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 Toulouse Métropole.

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
YearPop.±%
17931,118—    
18001,062−5.0%
18061,252+17.9%
18211,416+13.1%
18311,436+1.4%
18361,538+7.1%
18411,597+3.8%
18461,680+5.2%
18511,681+0.1%
18561,652−1.7%
18611,683+1.9%
18661,729+2.7%
18721,741+0.7%
18761,831+5.2%
18811,909+4.3%
18861,897−0.6%
18911,866−1.6%
18961,791−4.0%
19011,786−0.3%
19061,756−1.7%
19111,880+7.1%
19211,791−4.7%
19261,975+10.3%
19312,103+6.5%
19362,360+12.2%
19462,754+16.7%
19543,543+28.6%
19625,320+50.2%
19688,417+58.2%
197511,651+38.4%
198214,929+28.1%
199017,209+15.3%
199920,586+19.6%
200821,556+4.7%

Economy[edit]

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

Education[edit]

Blagnac has a student capacity of 5,500 in seven nurseries (écoles maternelles), five primary schools, two high schools/junior high schools (collèges), one sixth form college/senior high school (lycée), and a private school.[6]

Public secondary schools:[7]

The private school is Établissement Le Ferradou, serving primary through senior high.[7]

The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has also one of its eight worldwide training centres : Airbus Training Centre Europe.

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.[8] A new tramway now operates southwards to the Toulouse Arènes station where it connects with Line A of the Metro.

Car attack[edit]

On 10 November 2017 a man drove into three students, aged between 22 and 23, outside their college. One was in a serious condition. It was thought the driver was suffering from major psychological problems. A public prosecutor at the time said there was no evidence the attack was linked to terrorism.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mairie-blagnac.fr/
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-31. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  3. ^ "Airbus A380 lands after making aviation history." USA Today. 27 April 2005. Updated 28 April 2005. Retrieved on 12 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Contacts Archived January 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.." Airbus. Retrieved on 12 February 2010.
  5. ^ "Contact[permanent dead link]." ATR. Retrieved on 15 May 2010.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-25. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  7. ^ a b "Enseignement du second degré." Blagnac. Retrieved on September 4, 2016.
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-07-10. Retrieved 2009-09-22. 
  9. ^ "Students hurt in French car 'attack'". BBC News. 2017-11-10. Retrieved 2017-11-10. 

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