Colomiers

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.

Colomiers
Town hall

Coat of arms
Location of Colomiers
Colomiers
Colomiers
Coordinates: 43°36′50″N 1°20′12″E
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentHaute-Garonne
ArrondissementToulouse
CantonToulouse-7
IntercommunalityToulouse Métropole
Government
  Mayor (20142020) Karine Traval-Michelet
Area
1
20.83 km2 (8.04 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
39,200
  Density1,900/km2 (4,900/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.

Population

Historical population
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%

Transportation

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

Education

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]

Sport

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

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. http://www.freepublictransports.com/Colomiers
  3. "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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