Brax, Haute-Garonne

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Coat of arms of Brax
Coat of arms
Brax is located in France
Coordinates: 43°36′53″N 1°14′24″E / 43.6147°N 1.24°E / 43.6147; 1.24Coordinates: 43°36′53″N 1°14′24″E / 43.6147°N 1.24°E / 43.6147; 1.24
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Haute-Garonne
Arrondissement Toulouse
Canton Léguevin
Intercommunality Grand Toulouse
 • Mayor (2014–2020) François Lépineux
Area1 4.42 km2 (1.71 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 2,686
 • Density 610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 31088 /31490
Elevation 165–240 m (541–787 ft)
(avg. 193 m or 633 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.

Brax is a commune in the Haute-Garonne department in the Occitanie region in southwestern France.

It is situated near the regional capital Toulouse near the Forêt de Bouconne. The village is part of the Urban community of Greater Toulouse (Grand Toulouse).


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 307 —    
1968 458 +49.2%
1975 902 +96.9%
1982 1,202 +33.3%
1990 1,358 +13.0%
1999 2,017 +48.5%
2008 2418 2013 —    
2686 —    


Access to Brax is on the Route Nationale 124 or the SNCF line between Toulouse and Auch at the train station.


The ruined castle, the Château de Brax, dates back to the 13th century. During the Second World War, the resistance group Réseau Morhange of Marcel Taillandier used the castle as its headquarters.


Term Name of Mayor Political Party
1808–1809 François Roume Unknown
1809–1815 Jean Fauré Unknown
1815–1821 Georges Versevy Unknown
1821–1832 Bernard d'Izarni de Gargas Unknown
1832–1834 Bernard Paris Unknown
1834–1855 Jean-Marie Latrille Unknown
1855–1865 Auguste d'Arboussier Unknown
1865–1880 Antoine Lannes Unknown
1881–1888 Jean Barrué Unknown
1888–1920 Charles de Pins Montbrun Unknown
1920–1929 Alban Libès Unknown
1929–1961 Léon Gailhaguet Unknown
1961–1969 Marcel Cardonne Unknown
1969–1983 Georges Bastien Unknown
1983–1989 Robert Clasou Unknown
1989–2001 Bernard Cunnac French Socialist Party
2001–2014 Jean-Pierre Vergé French Socialist Party
2014-2020 François Lépineux


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