Metropolitan Toulouse

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Metropolitan Toulouse
Toulouse Métropole
Map Greater Toulouse
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Haute-Garonne
No. of communes 25
Established January 1, 2009
Seat Toulouse
 • President Jean-Luc Moudenc (LR)
 • Term of office 2014-2020
 • Total 465.96 km2 (179.91 sq mi)
Population (Jan. 2012 census)
 • Total 725,091
 • Density 1,556/km2 (4,030/sq mi)
Budget € 1,4 billion (2015)[1]
Website [1]
¹ After compensatory transfer of local tax euros to the communes of the Community of Agglomeration.

Metropolitan Toulouse (French: Toulouse Métropole)is the intercommunal structure gathering the city of Toulouse (France) and its suburbs. It is the 6th largest Metro area after Paris, Lyon, Marseille Lille and Bordeaux.


It was created on January 1, 2015, succeeding the urban community of Greater Toulouse, which had itself succeeded in 2009 and 2001 to previous districts created in 1992 with less powers than either the urban community or the current metropolitan region.


Due to local political feuds, Metropolitan Toulouse only hosts 59% of the population of the metropolitan area (see infobox at Toulouse article for the metropolitan area), the other independent communes of the metropolitan area having refused to join in, notably Muret and the technopolis of Labège-Innopole.

Consequently, the other parts of the metropolitan area have formed different intercommunal structures, such as:

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Coordinates: 43°41′N 1°27′E / 43.683°N 1.450°E / 43.683; 1.450