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

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Flag of Toulouse
Country France
Region Midi-Pyrénées
Department Haute-Garonne
Arrondissement Toulouse
Intercommunality Grand Toulouse
Mayor Pierre Cohen (PS)
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)
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.
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Toulouse is a city in the southwest of France. About 630,000 people live there. 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 2nd city for universities in France. They have many students that come from all over the world.


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


Notable births and deaths in Toulouse


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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