Galveston, Texas

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Galveston, Texas
Skyline of Galveston, Texas
Official seal of Galveston, Texas
Seal
Nickname(s): 
The Oleander City[1]
Location within Galveston County
Location within Galveston County
Galveston is located in Texas
Galveston
Galveston
Location within Texas
Galveston is located in the United States
Galveston
Galveston
Location within the United States
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
CountryUnited StatesUnited States
StateTexasTexas
CountyGalveston
Incorporated1839
Government
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • MayorLewis Rosen
 • City ManagerMIchael Kovacs
Area
 • Total208.3 sq mi (539.6 km2)
 • Land46.1 sq mi (119.5 km2)
 • Water162.2 sq mi (420.1 km2)
Elevation
7 ft (2 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total47,743
 • Density1,240/sq mi (478.9/km2)
 • Demonym
Galvestonian
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
77550-77555[2]
Area code(s)409
FIPS code48-28068[3]
GNIS feature ID1377745[4]
Websitewww.cityofgalveston.org

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. It is well known for a hurricane in 1900.[5]

The city is about 45  miles (72 km) southeast of downtown Houston.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "History of the Oleander in America... By Way of Galveston". International Oleander Society. Retrieved 2009-10-09.
  2. Zip Code data
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "Hurricane: The Galveston Hurricane of 1900". Weather Channel.
  6. "Rock Sediment and Soil Facts, Galveston Island". Geologic Wonders of Texas, University of Texas. Retrieved 2009-10-03.

Other websites[change | change source]

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