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.
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|Coordinates: 43°36′50″N 1°20′12″E|
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||Karine Traval-Michelet|
|20.83 km2 (8.04 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,900/km2 (4,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|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.|
In 1971 it became the first area of France to offer zero-fare public transport, which is still in operation at present.
There are nine public preschools (maternelles) and six public elementary schools. 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.
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.
- "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
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- "Collèges et lycées Archived 2016-10-05 at the Wayback Machine." Colomiers. Retrieved on October 3, 2016.