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Hôpital de La Grave, Ariane 5 (Cité de l'espace), Basilica o Saint-Sernin, Place du Capitole, the verra first Airbus A380, Musée des Augustins
Coat of airms o Toulouse
Coat airms
Per Tolosa totjorn mai.
(Occitan for "For Toulouse, always more")
Toulouse is located in Fraunce
Location within Occitanie region
Toulouse is located in Occitanie
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
IntercommunalityGrand Toulouse
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre Cohen (PS)
118.3 km2 (45.7 sq mi)
 • Urban
811.60 km2 (313.36 sq mi)
 • Metro
5381.49 km2 (2,077.80 sq mi)
 • Rank4t in Fraunce
 • Density4,100/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
 • Urban
 (Jan. 2011)
 • Metro
 (Jan. 2011)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
1 French Laund Register data, that excludes lochs, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) an river estuaries. 2 Population withoot dooble coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anerly coontit 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 Occitanie, 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 1,250,251 inhabitants as of Januar 2011,[2] 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.[3] 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 nor 97,000 students, is wi Lille the third-lairgest university campus o Fraunce efter Paris an Lyon.[4]

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.

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Toulouse is twinned wi:

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

In addition, Toulouse haes an adoption ceety:

Romanie Câmpia Turzii, Romanie

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Séries historiques des résultats du recensement - Unité urbaine 2010 de Toulouse (31701)". INSEE. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  2. a b "Séries historiques des résultats du recensement - Aire urbaine 2010 de Toulouse (004)". INSEE. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  3. (in French) CNES. "" (PDF). Archived frae the original (PDF) on 29 Juin 2007. Retrieved 30 Mey 2007.
  4. Atlas 2005-2006 de l'éducation nationale[deid airtin], [pdf] Consulté le 11/09/2007