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Houston

county seat of Harris County, Texas; fourth largest city in the United States by population

Houston is a large city in the United States. It is in the state of Texas. It is the fourth largest city in the U.S. The mayor of Houston since 2015 is Sylvester Turner. Over two million people live in Houston. It is named for Sam Houston, who fought for Texas freedom in 1836. It is well known for Johnson Space Center of NASA.

Houston, Texas
City of Houston
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Flag of Houston, Texas
Flag
Nickname(s): 
Space City
Location within Harris County
Location within Harris County
Houston is located in Texas
Houston
Houston
Location within Texas
Houston is located in the United States
Houston
Houston
Location within the United States
Houston is located in North America
Houston
Houston
Location within North America
Coordinates: 29°45′46″N 95°22′59″W / 29.76278°N 95.38306°W / 29.76278; -95.38306Coordinates: 29°45′46″N 95°22′59″W / 29.76278°N 95.38306°W / 29.76278; -95.38306
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountiesHarris
Fort Bend
Montgomery
IncorporatedJune 5, 1837
Government
 • MayorSylvester Turner (D)
Area
 • City601.7 sq mi (1,558 km2)
 • Land579.4 sq mi (1,501 km2)
 • Water22.3 sq mi (57.7 km2)
Elevation
43 ft (13 m)
Population
 (2007)[1][2]
 • City2,242,193
 • Density3,828/sq mi (1,471/km2)
 • Urban
3,822,509
 • Metro
5,728,143
 • Demonym
Houstonian
 (4th U.S., 6th Metro U.S.)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)713, 281, 832
FIPS code48-35000[3]
GNIS feature ID1380948[4]
Websitehoustontx.gov

The George Bush Intercontinental Airport is the main airport serving Houston.

SportsEdit

Houston has many sports teams. The Astros play baseball. The Rockets play basketball. The Texans play American Football.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "US Census Bureau Population Finder: Houston city, TX". United States Census. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  2. "Population Estimates for the 25 Largest U.S. Cities based on July 1, 2006 Population Estimates" (PDF). www.census.gov. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.