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.
|City of Houston|
Location within Harris County
|Incorporated||June 5, 1837|
|• Mayor||Sylvester Turner (D)|
|• City||601.7 sq mi (1,558 km2)|
|• Land||579.4 sq mi (1,501 km2)|
|• Water||22.3 sq mi (57.7 km2)|
|Elevation||43 ft (13 m)|
|• Density||3,828/sq mi (1,471/km2)|
|(4th U.S., 6th Metro U.S.)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||713, 281, 832|
|GNIS feature ID||1380948|
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