Blagnac is a commune
Communes of France
The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are roughly equivalent to incorporated municipalities or villages in the United States or Gemeinden in Germany...

 in the Haute-Garonne
Haute-Garonne is a department in the southwest of France named after the Garonne river. Its main city is Toulouse.-History:Haute-Garonne is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the former province of Languedoc.The...

 department in southwestern France
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It is the third-largest suburb
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 of the city of Toulouse
Toulouse is a city in the Haute-Garonne department in southwestern FranceIt lies on the banks of the River Garonne, 590 km away from Paris and half-way between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea...

, although governed by a separate council, and is adjacent to it on the northwest side. It is a member of the Urban community of Greater Toulouse. In the 1999 census
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, Blagnac had a population of 20,586.


The river Touch
Touch River
The Touch is a long river in southwestern France, left tributary of the Garonne. Its source is in the département of Haute-Garonne, near Lilhac.It flows through the following département and towns:...

 forms part of the commune's southern border, then flows into the Garonne
The Garonne is a river in southwest France and northern Spain, with a length of .-Source:The Garonne's headwaters are to be found in the Aran Valley in the Pyrenees, though three different locations have been proposed as the true source: the Uelh deth Garona at Plan de Beret , the Ratera-Saboredo...

, which forms all of its eastern border.

38% percent of the area is made up of green spaces, mainly along the river Garonne and in parks.



Blagnac has a student capacity of 5,500 in 7 nurseries, 5 primary schools, two high schools, one sixth form and a private school.


Local transport is operated by Tisséo. Buses 70 and 71 run to Jeanne d'Arc (connection with Line B of the Toulouse Metro
Toulouse Metro
The Toulouse metro serves the city of Toulouse, France, and some of the surrounding area. The city's public transport system was initially managed by Société d'économie mixte des voyageurs de l'agglomération toulousaine , which was a company that was 80% owned by local government bodies and 20%...

) and bus 66 runs to St Cyprien République (connection with Line A), both in the city centre. Bus 25 circles the suburb and stops at the Airport, and bus 17 connects Blagnac to Mondonville, toward the northwest. A shuttlebus (navette) connects the Airport to the city centre. A new tramway
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 now operates southwards to the Toulouse Arènes station where it connects with Line A of the Metro.

See also

  • Toulouse Blagnac International Airport
    Toulouse Blagnac International Airport
    Toulouse Blagnac Airport or Aéroport de Toulouse - Blagnac is an airport located west northwest of Toulouse, just south of Blagnac, both communes of the Haute-Garonne département in the Midi-Pyrénées région of France....

  • Blagnac SCR
    Blagnac SCR
    Blagnac Sporting Club Rugby is a French rugby union team that currently takes part in Fédérale 1, the top level of the country's amateur league system. The club is currently attempting to make a comeback to the professional ranks after having been relegated due to both sporting and financial issues...

  • Blagnac FC
    Blagnac FC
    Blagnac Football Club is a French association football club founded in 1963. They are based in Blagnac, Toulouse and are currently playing in the Championnat de France Amateurs 2 Group F, the fifth tier in the French football league system...

  • Communes of the Haute-Garonne department

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