|City of Austin|
|Nickname(s): Live Music Capital of the World, River City, ATX, The City with the Violet Crown|
Location in the state of Texas
|• Mayor||Lee Leffingwell|
|• City||296.25 sq mi (767.28 km2)|
|• Metro||4,285.7 sq mi (11,099.91 km2)|
|• City||931,830 (11th)|
|• Density||3,358.3/sq mi (1,296.65/km2)|
|• Metro||2,056,405 (31st)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|ZIP code||78701-78705, 78708-78728, 78730-78739, 78741-78742, 78744-78769|
Austin is the capital city of the U.S. state of Texas. It is the county seat of Travis County. Austin is the 11th-largest city in the United States, and the 4th-largest in Texas. Its population in 2016 was 931,830. The University of Texas at Austin is located there.
History[change | change source]
Austin was first called Waterloo in 1835. In 1839, it was chosen to be the capital city of The Republic of Texas and named for Stephen F. Austin. The University of Texas at Austin was founded in 1883.
Climate[change | change source]
Government[change | change source]
Austin also has a city council with ten district representatives plus the mayor.
Business[change | change source]
Famous Destinations[change | change source]
-6th Street (Also known as Pecan Street): Known for various bars, including old fashioned saloons, dive bars, gay bars, etc. Most of these bars host live music.
-Mount Bonnell: The highest point in Austin, TX. Come here for romantic moments and beautiful nature in front of scenic vistas.
-Capitol Building: Bigger than the U.S. Capitol.
-Congress Ave.: One of the main streets of the city. Famous for the bat bridge which hosts millions of Mexican Free-Tail Bats. South Congress Ave. (Aka SOCO) is a famous tourist district with unique and odd shops, trailer park eats, and more live music.
Sports[change | change source]
Formula One has made an agreement with the city of Austin to host the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in the city. A new racetrack was built to host the race. The United States Grand Prix began taking place in Austin since 2012.
References[change | change source]
- "Live Music Capital of the World". City of Austin. Retrieved 2007-06-12.
- "Census: San Marcos fastest-growing U.S. city — again". Archived from the original on April 17, 2016.
- "Ten largest cities without a major pro sports franchise in North America". Yahoo! Sports. June 10, 2011. Archived from the original on October 22, 2013. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
- "Formula One returns to the United States". formula1.COM. Formula One Administration Ltd. Retrieved 2010-05-27.
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