Muret

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Muret
Subprefecture and commune
Town hall of Muret
Town hall of Muret
Coat of arms of Muret
Coat of arms
Muret is located in France
Muret
Muret
Coordinates: 43°27′40″N 1°19′36″E / 43.4611°N 1.3267°E / 43.4611; 1.3267Coordinates: 43°27′40″N 1°19′36″E / 43.4611°N 1.3267°E / 43.4611; 1.3267
Country France
Region Occitanie
Department Haute-Garonne
Arrondissement Muret
Canton Muret
Intercommunality Murétains
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) André Mandement[1]
Area1 57.8 km2 (22.3 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 24,975
 • Density 432.1/km2 (1,119.1/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Muretains
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 31395 /31600
Elevation 152–305 m (499–1,001 ft)
(avg. 229 m or 751 ft)
Website www.mairie-muret.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.

Muret (Occitan gascon: Murèth) is a commune in the Haute-Garonne department, of which it is a subprefecture, in the Occitanie region of southwestern France.

Geography[change | change source]

Muret is at about 22 km (14 mi) to the south of Toulouse and has an area of 57.8 km2 (22.3 sq mi),[2] and its average altitude is 229 m (751 ft); at the city hall, the altitude is 169 m (554 ft).[3]

Muret and its neighboring communes
Map of the commune of Muret

The communes that are around Muret are Seysses, Roques, Saubens, Villate, Eaunes , Le Fauga, Beaumont-sur-Lèze, Saint-Hilaire, Lherm, Lamasquère, Saint-Clar-de-Rivière and Labastidette.

Muret is on the Garonne river at its confluence with the Louge, which flows northeast through the commune. The Garonne flows north through the commune and forms part of its northern border.

Muret has an oceanic climate with relatively hot summers, mild winters and abundant rainfall, Cfb in the Köppen climate classification.[4]

Population[change | change source]

The inhabitants of Muret are known, in French, as Murétains (women: Murétaines).[5]

The commune of Muret has a population, in 2014, of 24,975;[6] its population density is of 432.1 inhabitants/km2.

Evolution of the population in Muret

Administration[change | change source]

Muret is a subprefecture of the Haute-Garonne department, the capital of the arrondissement of Muret and the administrative centre (French: chef-lieu) of the canton of Muret.

It is part of the intercommunality Le Muretain (French: Communauté d'agglomération du Muretain).

Sister city[change | change source]

Muret is twinned with:

Education[change | change source]

A campus of the École nationale de l'aviation civile (French civil aviation university) is in Muret.

Gallery[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Les élus" (in French). Mairie de Muret. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  2. "Commune de Muret (31395)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  3. "Muret". Map-France.com. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  4. "Ville de Muret". Annuaire-Mairie.fr (in French). Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  5. "Muret (31600)" (in French). habitants.fr. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  6. "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 

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