Galveston Island

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Galveston Island
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A map of Galveston Island, a barrier island on the Texas Gulf coast in the United States
Galveston Island is located in Texas
Galveston Island
Galveston Island
Geography
LocationGulf of Mexico
Coordinates29°13′20″N 94°54′32″W / 29.22222°N 94.90889°W / 29.22222; -94.90889Coordinates: 29°13′20″N 94°54′32″W / 29.22222°N 94.90889°W / 29.22222; -94.90889
Area64 sq mi (170 km2)
Length27 mi (43 km)
Width3 mi (5 km)
Highest point20 feet (6.1 m)
Administration
United States
StateTexas
CountyGalveston County
Largest settlementGalveston (pop. 47,743)
Demographics
Population48,726 (2010)
Pop. density342.21/km2 (886.32/sq mi)

Galveston Island (/ˈɡælvɪstən/ GAL-vis-tən) is an island on the Texas Gulf Coast in the United States, about 50 miles (80.5 km) southeast of Houston. The entire island, except for Jamaica Beach, is within the city limits of the City of Galveston in Galveston County.

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