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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Colomiers
Coat of arms
Colomiers is located in France
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
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Haute-Garonne
Arrondissement Toulouse
Canton Toulouse-7
Intercommunality Toulouse Métropole
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Karine Traval-Michelet
Area1 20.83 km2 (8.04 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 38,541
 • Density 1,900/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 31149 /31770
Elevation 145–191 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.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1936 1,860 —    
1954 3,195 +71.8%
1962 4,607 +44.2%
1968 10,584 +129.7%
1975 20,126 +90.2%
1982 23,326 +15.9%
1990 26,979 +15.7%
1999 28,538 +5.8%
2006 33,200 +16.3%


In 1971 it became the first area of France to offer zero-fare public transport, which is still in operation at present.[1]


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).

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


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

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  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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