Galveston, Texas

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City of Galveston
City

Seal
Nickname(s): The Oleander City[1]
Location in Galveston County in the state of Texas
Coordinates: 29°16′52″N 94°49′33″W / 29.28111°N 94.82583°W / 29.28111; -94.82583Coordinates: 29°16′52″N 94°49′33″W / 29.28111°N 94.82583°W / 29.28111; -94.82583
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
County Galveston
Incorporated 1839
Government
 • Type Council–manager
 • Mayor Lewis Rosen
 • City Manager MIchael Kovacs
Area
 • Total 208.3 sq mi (539.6 km2)
 • Land 46.1 sq mi (119.5 km2)
 • Water 162.2 sq mi (420.1 km2)
Elevation 7 ft (2 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 47,743
 • Density 1,240/sq mi (478.9/km2)
 • Demonym Galvestonian
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 77550-77555
Area code(s) 409
FIPS code 48-28068[2]
GNIS feature ID 1377745[3]

Galveston is a city on Galveston Island in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had 47,743 people. The city is the county seat of Galveston County.

The city is about 45  miles (72 km) southeast of downtown Houston.[4]

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