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Toulouse Métropole is the métropole, an intercommunal structure, centred on the city of Toulouse. It is located in the Haute-Garonne department, in the Occitanie region, southern France. It was created in January 2015, replacing the previous Communauté urbaine de Toulouse.[1] Its population was 760,127 in 2014, of which 474,246 in Toulouse proper.[2] It is the 6th largest metropolitan area after Greater Paris, Aix-Marseille-Provence, Greater Lyon, Lille-Europe and Bordeaux. Its annual budget is € 1,4 billion (2015).[3]

Toulouse Métropole
Location within the Haute-Garonne department
Location within the Haute-Garonne department
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentHaute-Garonne
No. of communes37
EstablishedJanuary 1, 2015
SeatToulouse
Government
 • PresidentJean-Luc Moudenc (LR)
 • Term of office2014-2020
Area
 • Total465.96 km2 (179.91 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total760,127
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Websitewww.toulouse-metropole.fr

HistoryEdit

It was created on January 1, 2015, succeeding the urban community of 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.

GeographyEdit

Due to local political feuds, Toulouse Métropole 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:

Member communesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Décret n° 2014-1078 du 22 septembre 2014 portant création de la métropole dénommée « Toulouse Métropole » | Legifrance". Retrieved 2017-06-30.
  2. ^ a b BANATIC, Périmètre des EPCI à fiscalité propre. Accessed 2017-06-28.
  3. ^ La communauté urbaine Toulouse Métropole vote un budget transitoire
  4. ^ INSEE

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