Balma

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Balma

Balma Lotissement 3.jpg
Balma is located in France
Balma
Administration
CountryFrance
RegionMidi-Pyrénées
DepartmentHaute-Garonne
ArrondissementToulouse
CantonToulouse-8
IntercommunalityGrand Toulouse
MayorAlain Fillola
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation135–218 m (443–715 ft)
Land area116.59 km2 (6.41 sq mi)
Population212,951  (2008)
 - Density781 /km2 (2,020 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code31044/ 31130
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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Balma

Balma Lotissement 3.jpg
Balma is located in France
Balma
Administration
CountryFrance
RegionMidi-Pyrénées
DepartmentHaute-Garonne
ArrondissementToulouse
CantonToulouse-8
IntercommunalityGrand Toulouse
MayorAlain Fillola
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation135–218 m (443–715 ft)
Land area116.59 km2 (6.41 sq mi)
Population212,951  (2008)
 - Density781 /km2 (2,020 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code31044/ 31130
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.

Coordinates: 43°36′40″N 1°29′58″E / 43.6111°N 1.4994°E / 43.6111; 1.4994

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".

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History

Life known by Balma begins in the Middle Ages. Small belonging fief, at least partly, in the bishopric of Toulouse, it was established in baronnie episcopal in 1279. It is therefore the bishop who is in this epoch lord and baron of Balma.

Population

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

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

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