Toulouse (UK /tˈlz/;French pronunciation: [tu.luz] locally: [tuˈluzə]; Occitan: Tolosa [tuˈluzɔ], Latin: Tolosa) is the capital city of the southwestern French department of Haute-Garonne, as well as of the Midi-Pyrénées region. It lies on the banks of the River Garonne, 150 kilometres (93 miles) from the Mediterranean Sea, 230 km (143 mi) from the Atlantic Ocean, and 680 km (420 mi) from Paris. With 1,250,251 inhabitants at the January 2011 census, the Toulouse metropolitan area is the fourth-largest in France, after Paris (12.3 million), Lyon (2.2 million), and Marseille (1.7 million).

Toulouse is the centre of the European aerospace industry, with the headquarters of Airbus, the Galileo positioning system, the SPOT satellite system, the Airbus Group (former EADS), ATR and the Aerospace Valley.

The city also hosts the European headquarters of Intel and CNES's Toulouse Space Centre (CST), the largest space centre in Europe.Thales Alenia Space, and Astrium Satellites, Airbus Group's satellite system subsidiary, also have a significant presence in Toulouse. Its world-renowned university is one of the oldest in Europe (founded in 1229) and, with more than 103,000 students, is the fourth-largest university campus of France after Paris, Lyon and Lille.

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Kyodo News Digest: Sept. 29, 2023

Kyodo 29 Sep 2023
The following is the latest list of selected news summaries by Kyodo News ... TOULOUSE, France - Japan kept alive their hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the Rugby World Cup on Thursday as they beat Samoa 28-22 in front of 31,794 fans at a hot and muggy Stadium de Toulouse....

Samoa leave out former All Blacks for clash with Japan

RNZ 27 Sep 2023
"(It's) part of our game plan, Steven has played a lot of minutes for us over the last couple of months so we see him playing an effective role in the latter part of the game where we need some calm heads and experience," Mapusua explained in a news conference in Toulouse....

Live-wire Roigard guides New Zealand to 71-3 thrashing of Namibia

Urdu Point 16 Sep 2023
Toulouse, France, Sept 16 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th Sep, 2023 ) .Live-wire scrum-half Cam Roigard had a field day to help New Zealand to an 11-try 71-3 thrashing of Namibia in the two teams' second World Cup match in Toulouse on Friday....

Cane and Barrett still out, Roigard to make first start against Namibia

RNZ 13 Sep 2023
All Blacks captain Sam Cane and Jordie Barrett have again been rested while halfback Cam Roigard gets his first test after the side was named to take on Namibia in their second World Cup pool game in Toulouse ... "This game is vital for us to grow and we can't wait to get to Toulouse and test ourselves."....

Whitelock to receive record-equalling 148th All Blacks cap

Business Day 13 Sep 2023
New Zealand thrashed Namibia 71-9 at the previous World Cup and nothing less than another big win in Toulouse on Friday will settle the nerves of the notoriously skittish All Blacks fans ... “This game is vital for us to grow and we can’t wait to get to Toulouse and test ourselves.”....

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