Houston

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Houston
City
City of Houston

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Nickname(s): Space City
Location in Harris County, Texas
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
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Harris
Fort Bend
Montgomery
Incorporated June 5, 1837
Government
 • Mayor Annise Parker (D)
Area
 • 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)
Population (2007)[1][2]
 • City 2,242,193
 • Density 3,828/sq mi (1,471/km2)
 • Urban 3,822,509
 • Metro 5,728,143
 • Demonym Houstonian
  (4th U.S., 6th Metro U.S.)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 713, 281, 832
FIPS code 48-35000[3]
GNIS feature ID 1380948[4]

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 is Annise Parker. Over two million people live in Houston. It is named after Sam Houston, who fought for Texas freedom in 1836. It is well known for containing the main headquarters of NASA. It was named after it's founder, Sam Houston.

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

Sports[change | change source]

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

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