Colomiers (Occitan:"Colomèrs") 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.

Colomiers
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Colomiers
Coat of arms
Location of Colomiers
Colomiers is located in France
Colomiers
Colomiers
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
Area
1
20.83 km2 (8.04 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
38,951
 • Density1,900/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
31149 /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.

PopulationEdit

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%

TransportationEdit

In 1971 it became the first area of France to offer zero-fare public transport, which is still in operation at present.[2]

EducationEdit

There are nine public preschools (maternelles) and six public elementary schools.[3] 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.[4]

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 ».[3]

SportEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ http://www.freepublictransports.com/Colomiers
  3. ^ a b "Groupes scolaires Archived 2016-10-05 at the Wayback Machine." Colomiers. Retrieved on October 3, 2016.
  4. ^ "Collèges et lycées Archived 2016-10-05 at the Wayback Machine." Colomiers. Retrieved on October 3, 2016.

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