Colomiers

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Colomiers
Commune
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Colomiers
Coat of arms
Colomiers is located in France
Colomiers
Colomiers
Location within Occitanie region
Colomiers is located in Occitanie
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
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentHaute-Garonne
ArrondissementToulouse
CantonToulouse-7
IntercommunalityToulouse Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Karine Traval-Michelet
Area120.83 km2 (8.04 sq mi)
Population (2014)238,541
 • Density1,900/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code31149 /31770
Elevation145–191 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 Toulouse Métropole.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
19361,860—    
19543,195+71.8%
19624,607+44.2%
196810,584+129.7%
197520,126+90.2%
198223,326+15.9%
199026,979+15.7%
199928,538+5.8%
200633,200+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 are nine public preschools (maternelles) and six public elementary schools.[2] There are four public junior high schools (collèges): Léon Blum, Victor Hugo, Jean Jaurès, and Voltaire. There are two public senior high schools, Lycée Polyvalent International « Victor-Hugo » and Lycée des Métiers de l'électrotechnique, de la maintenance et Chaudronnerie Eugène-Montel.[3]

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, within the international lycée, a German school (Deutsche Schule Toulouse, DST). English 31, supported by Airbus, provides English-language tuition.

There is also a private preschool, elementary and middle school, Institution « Sainte-Thérèse ».[2]

Sport[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.freepublictransports.com/Colomiers
  2. ^ a b "Groupes scolaires." Colomiers. Retrieved on October 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "Collèges et lycées." Colomiers. Retrieved on October 3, 2016.

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