Houston is the largest city in the state of Texas. It is the fourth-largest city in the United States. As of 2019, more than 2 million people lived there. Sylvester Turner became the mayor of Houston in 2015. Houston is named after Samuel Houston, who fought for Texas to leave Mexico in 1836. The Johnson Space Center of NASA is in Houston.
|City of Houston|
Space City (official), more ...
|Counties||Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery|
|Incorporated||June 5, 1837|
|Named for||Sam Houston|
|• Type||Strong Mayor-Council|
|• Body||Houston City Council|
|• Mayor||Sylvester Turner (D)|
|• City||671.67 sq mi (1,739.62 km2)|
|• Land||640.44 sq mi (1,658.73 km2)|
|• Water||31.23 sq mi (80.89 km2)|
|Elevation||80 ft (32 m)|
|• Rank||4th in the United States|
1st in Texas
|• Density||3,598.43/sq mi (1,389.36/km2)|
|• Metro||7,122,240 (5th)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
770xx, 772xx (P.O. Boxes)
|Area codes||713, 281, 832, 346|
|GNIS feature ID||1380948|
|Major airports||George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)|
|Rapid transit||Houston Metro|
Houston has the largest medical center and complex in the world, the Texas Medical Center.
Houston has many sports teams, including the Astros, Texans, Rockets, and Houston Dynamo. The Astros play baseball, the Rockets play basketball, the Texans play American Football, and the Houston Dynamo play soccer.
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- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Archived from the original on February 4, 2012. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
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