San Antonio

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San Antonio
City
City of San Antonio
Top: Night view of Downtown San Antonio from the Tower of the Americas, 2nd left: The River Walk, 2nd right: McNay Art Museum, 3rd left: Tower Life Building, 3rd middle left: Bexar County Courthouse, 3rd middle right: San Antonio Public Library, 3rd right: Tower of the Americas at night, Bottom: Alamo Mission House
Nickname(s): S.A., River City, San Antone,
Alamo City, Military City USA, Countdown City
Location in Bexar County in the state of Texas
Map of Texas
San Antonio
Location in Texas
Coordinates: 29°25′N 98°30′W / 29.417°N 98.5°W / 29.417; -98.5Coordinates: 29°25′N 98°30′W / 29.417°N 98.5°W / 29.417; -98.5
Country  United States of America
State  Texas
Counties Bexar, Medina, Comal
Foundation 1691
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Body San Antonio City Council
 • Mayor Julian Castro (D)
 • City Manager Sheryl Sculley
 • City Council
Area
 • City 465.4 sq mi (1,205.4 km2)
 • Land 460.93 sq mi (1,193.7 km2)
 • Water 4.5 sq mi (11.7 km2)
Elevation 650 ft (198 m)
Population (2012)
 • City 1,382,951 (7th)
 • Density 3,000.35/sq mi (1,147.3/km2)
 • Metro 2,234,023 (25th)
 • Demonym San Antonian
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Area code(s) 210 (majority), 830 (portions)

San Antonio is a large city in southern Texas, USA. It is the second most populous city in Texas, with about 1.3 million people. The city is known for The Alamo, and The River Walk, which is a small river that flows through the middle of the city and is lined with shops and restaurants. San Antonio is also home to the San Antonio Spurs, which is a basketball team in the NBA. 57% of the population is Hispanic, 32% is white, 8% is African-American, 2% is Asian, and 1% Native American. The main industries of San Antonio are health-care, tourism, and national defense. Besides tourist attractions, the city has many medical centers and military bases.

Geography[change | change source]

San Antonio is surrounded by Hill Country, Prairie, and the South Texas Plains.

Climate[change | change source]

San Antonio has a Semi-Arid Climate with characteristics of a Humid Subtropical Climate Like Austin, rain comes during the spring.

Culture[change | change source]

San Antonio has a Spanish Culture due to Spanish having settled here for years.

Facts[change | change source]

The Alamo is located here. One of three SeaWorlds is located here, the other two being in Orlando and San Diego. San Antonio is home to two amusement parks, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld San Antonio.

Sports[change | change source]

Club League Founded Venue (capacity) Attendance Titles Championship years
UTSA Roadrunners Division I (NCAA) football 2011 Alamodome (65,000) 35,521 0
San Antonio Spurs National Basketball Association 1967 AT&T Center (18,580) 18,431 4 1999, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2006–07
San Antonio Stars WNBA 1997 AT&T Center (18,580) 7,850 0
San Antonio Talons Arena Football League 2000 Alamodome (65,000) 7,715 2 2003, 2007
San Antonio Scorpions North American Soccer League 2010 Toyota Field (8,300) 7,074 0
San Antonio Rampage American Hockey League 2002 AT&T Center (16,000) 6,505 0

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