Balma

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Balma
An aerial view of Balma
An aerial view of Balma
Coat of arms of Balma
Coat of arms
Location of Balma
Balma is located in France
Balma
Balma
Balma is located in Occitanie
Balma
Balma
Coordinates: 43°36′40″N 1°29′58″E / 43.6111°N 1.4994°E / 43.6111; 1.4994Coordinates: 43°36′40″N 1°29′58″E / 43.6111°N 1.4994°E / 43.6111; 1.4994
CountryFrance
RegionOccitanie
DepartmentHaute-Garonne
ArrondissementToulouse
CantonToulouse-10
IntercommunalityToulouse Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Vincent Terrail-Novès
Area
1
16.59 km2 (6.41 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
16,704
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
31044 /31130
Elevation135–218 m (443–715 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Balma is a commune in the Haute-Garonne department in southwestern France. It is east of Toulouse.

The name of the town comes from the old Provençal word meaning "cave" or "grotto".

History[edit]

Balma was established in 1279 as a fief of the bishopric of Toulouse.[citation needed]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1809557—    
1842793+42.4%
1851883+11.3%
1881894+1.2%
1891916+2.5%
1896965+5.3%
1901913−5.4%
19541,724+88.8%
19622,890+67.6%
19684,276+48.0%
19757,127+66.7%
19828,117+13.9%
19909,506+17.1%
199411,689+23.0%
199911,944+2.2%
200812,951+8.4%

Sport[edit]

Balma is the home of Championnat de France Amateurs club, Balma SC.

Monument[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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