Galveston, Texas

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City of Galveston
Galveston Texas Skyline.jpg
Official seal of City of Galveston
The Oleander City[1]
Location in Galveston County in the state of Texas
Location in Galveston County in the state of Texas
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
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • MayorLewis Rosen
 • City ManagerMIchael Kovacs
 • Total208.3 sq mi (539.6 km2)
 • Land46.1 sq mi (119.5 km2)
 • Water162.2 sq mi (420.1 km2)
7 ft (2 m)
 • Total47,743
 • Density1,240/sq mi (478.9/km2)
 • Demonym
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)409
FIPS code48-28068[3]
GNIS feature ID1377745[4]

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.[6]

The city is about 45  miles (72 km) southeast of downtown Houston.[7]

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. "Table 1: Population Estimates for the 25 Largest U.S. Cities based on July 1, 2006 Population Estimates: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006" (PDF).
  6. "Hurricane: The Galveston Hurricane of 1900". Weather Channel.
  7. "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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