|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)|
|• Density||2,396.3/sq mi (925.21/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|ZIP code||78701-78705, 78708-78728, 78730-78739, 78741-78742, 78744-78769|
Austin is frequently called the "Live Music Capital of the World."
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 seven members.
Business[change | change source]
Famous Destinations[change | change source]
-6th Street (Known also as Pecan Street): Known for various bars (incl. old fashioned saloons, dive bars, gay bars, etc.), most of these bars hosting 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. A new racetrack will be built to host the race. The last United States Grand Prix was in 2007 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
References[change | change source]
- "Live Music Capital of the World". City of Austin. http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/music/. Retrieved 2007-06-12.
- "Population Estimates for the 25 Largest U.S. Cities based on July 1, 2006 Population Estimates" (PDF). US Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2007/cb07-91table1.pdf. Retrieved 2007-06-28.
- "Formula One returns to the United States". formula1.COM. Formula One Administration Ltd. http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2010/5/10824.html. Retrieved 2010-05-27.
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