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Motto: Per Tolosa totjorn mai.
(Occitan for "For Toulouse, always more")
Toulouse is locatit in France
Coordinates: 43°36′16″N 1°26′38″E / 43.6045°N 1.444°E / 43.6045; 1.444Coordinates: 43°36′16″N 1°26′38″E / 43.6045°N 1.444°E / 43.6045; 1.444
Kintra Fraunce
Region Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées
Depairtment Haute-Garonne
Arrondissement Toulouse
Intercommunality Grand Toulouse
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Cohen (PS)
 • Urban (2008) 811.6 km2 (313.4 sq mi)
 • Metro (2008) 5,381 km2 (2,078 sq mi)
 • Land1 118.3 km2 (45.7 sq mi)
Population (2009[1])2 440,204
 • Rank 4t in Fraunce
 • Urban (1 Januar 2008) 864,936[2]
 • Metro (1 Januar 2008) 1,202,889[3]
INSEE/Postal code 31555

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population wioot double coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anly coonted ance.

Toulouse (pronoonced [tuluz] ( listen) in staundart French an [tuˈluzə] ( listen) wi a Toulouse accent; Occitan: Tolosa, pronounced [tuˈluzɔ], primarily Tholoza) is a ceety in soothwast Fraunce on the banks o the River Garonne, 590 km (366 mi) away frae Paris an hauf-way atween the Atlantic Ocean an the Mediterranean Sea. Wi 1,102,882 inhabitants as of Jan.1 2006,[4] the Toulouse metropolitan aurie is the fowert-lairgest in Fraunce, efter Paris (12 million), Lyon (1.8 million), an Marseille (1.7 million).

Toulouse is ane o the bases o the European aerospace industry, wi the heidquarters o Airbus, Galileo positionin seestem, the SPOT satellite seestem, an CNES's Toulouse Space Centre (CST), the lairgest space centre in Europe.[5] Thales Alenia Space, Europe's lairgest satellite manufacturer, an Astrium Satellites, EADS's satellite seestem subsidiary, an aa hae a significant presence in Toulouse. Its warld renowned university is ane o the auldest in Europe (foondit in 1229) an, wi mair than 97,000 students, is wi Lille the third-lairgest university campus o Fraunce efter Paris an Lyon.[6]

Toulouse wis the caipital o the umwhile province o Languedoc (provinces wur abolished durin the French Revolution). It is nou the Chef-lieu o the Midi-Pyrénées region, the lairgest region in metropolitan Fraunce. It is an' a' the Chef-lieu o the Haute-Garonne depairtment.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Toulouse is twinned wi:

Unitit States Atlanta, Georgie, Unitit States
Italy Bologna, Italy
Ingland Bristol, Ingland, Unitit Kinrick
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae Chongqing, Cheenae
Spain Elche, Spain
Ukraine Kiev, Ukraine
Israel Tel Aviv, Israel
Argentinae Rosario, Argentina

Toulouse an aa haes accords o cooperation wi the follaein touns:

Poland Bydgoszcz, Poland
Germany Düsseldorf, Germany
Vietnam Hanoi, Vietnam
Chad N'Djamena, Chad
Senegal Saint-Louis, Senegal
Brazil São José dos Campos, Brazil
Spain Zaragoza, Spain

In addition, Toulouse haes an adoption ceety:

Romanie Câmpia Turzii, Romanie

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. (French) INSEE. "Commune : Toulouse (31555)". Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  2. (French) INSEE. "Unité urbaine 2010 : Toulouse (31701)". Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  3. (French) INSEE. "Aire urbaine 2010 : Toulouse (004)". Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  4. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named population
  5. (French) CNES. "" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-05-30. 
  6. Atlas 2005-2006 de l'éducation nationale, [pdf] Consulté le 11/09/2007