Toulouse, in Castilian traditionally Tolosa, or also Tolosa de Languedoc or Tolosa of Languedoc, and in Occitan, Toulouse, it is the fourth of France in population, after Paris, Marseille and Lyon in 2007 had 439,453 inhabitants in the municipality, an area of 118.3 square kilometers. Its urban area, with 1,202,889 inhabitants, is the fifth largest in France. It is crossed by the Garonne (Garonne in French) river and its town (Port de l’Embouchure) the confluence of the channels of Midi, Brienne and side of the Garonne occurs. It is located southwest of the country between the Mediterranean (Gruissan) and the Atlantic Ocean (Capbreton), 90 km from the Spanish Pyrenees. It is the capital of the department of Haute-Garonne and the Midi-Pyrenees, as well as the historical capital of the province of Languedoc or, in Occitan, Lengadòc. Is nicknamed the Pink City by the dominant color in old buildings, made of exposed brick. Its average altitude is 141 meters, the terrain is very hilly.