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Toulouse
Tolosa

Motto: Per Tolosa totjorn mai.
(Occitan for "For Toulouse, always more")

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Toulouse
Flag of Toulouse
Administration
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Haute-Garonne
Arrondissement Toulouse
Intercommunality Grand Toulouse
Mayor Pierre Cohen (PS)
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Land area1 118.3 km2 (45.7 sq mi)
Population2 440,204  (2009)
 - Ranking 4th in France
 - Density 3,721/km2 (9,640/sq mi)
Urban area 808 km2 (312 sq mi) (1999)
 - Population 850,873 (1 January 2006)
Metro area 4,015 km2 (1,550 sq mi) (1999)
 - Population 1,102,882 (1 January 2006)
Website http://www.toulouse.fr/
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Toulouse is a city in the southwest of France. About 450,000 people live there (1,300,000 in the metropolitan area). It is nicknamed the Pink City because the brick homes turns pink with the sunset. It is a beautiful place to live and go to. It is the 4th city for universities in France. They have many students that come from all over the world.

Climate

Toulouse has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa in the Koeppen climate classification). It has hot summers and cool winters with moderate rainfall year-round.

Education

Notable births and deaths in Toulouse

  • Bernard Werber, writer
  • Louis-Georges-Gustave de Caunes, journalist
  • Jean de Coras (1515–1572), judge and humanist
  • Lucas Puig, professional skateboarder
  • Antony Rea, mixed martial artist
  • Pierre de Fermat, lawyer and mathematician
  • Carlos Gardel, singer, composer
  • Christine Albanel, politician
  • Philippe Mexès, footballer
  • David Skrela, French rugby union player.
  • Fabien Pelous, rugby player
  • Frédéric Michalak, rugby player
  • Patrice Carmouze, journalist
  • Anne Munaretto, lacrosse player
  • Jean-Louis Debré, politician
  • Laetitia Barlerin, veterinarian
  • Claude Nougaro, parolier, writer and singer, passionate about jazz and language
  • Solène Jambaqué, alpine skier with hemiplegia, multi-medal winner at the Winter Paralympic Games
  • Pierre Seel, persecuted homosexual during the Holocaust
  • Marine Delterme, actress
  • Laurent Wolf, DJ
  • Gael Clichy, footballer

Events

Sister cities

Toulouse is twinned with:

United States Atlanta, United States
Italy Bologna, Italy
England Bristol, England, United Kingdom
People's Republic of China Chongqing, China
Spain Elx/Elche, Spain
Ukraine Kiev, Ukraine
Israel Tel Aviv, Israel
Argentina Rosario, Argentina

Toulouse also has accords of cooperation with the following towns:

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 has an adoption city:

Romania Câmpia Turzii, Romania

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