Midland, Texas

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City of Midland
City
Nickname(s): The Tall City
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 32°0′18″N 102°5′57″W / 32.005°N 102.09917°W / 32.005; -102.09917Coordinates: 32°0′18″N 102°5′57″W / 32.005°N 102.09917°W / 32.005; -102.09917
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
Counties Midland
Government
 • Mayor Wes Perry
Area
 • City 173.0 km2 (66.8 sq mi)
 • Land 172.5 km2 (66.6 sq mi)
 • Water 0.5 km2 (0.2 sq mi)
Elevation 848 m (2,782 ft)
Population (2006)
 • City 102,073
 • Density 550.6/km2 (1,426/sq mi)
 • Metro 251,842
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 432
FIPS code 48-48072[1]
GNIS feature ID 1341547[2]

Midland is a city in the American state of Texas. It is called Midland, because many years ago it was the midway point between two bigger cities in Texas, Fort Worth and El Paso. Oil was discovered in the region in 1923 and is still a larger part of the economy. Midland is also famous as the childhood home of former US President George W. Bush and his wife Laura, who was born there, as well as his brother Jeb Bush, the former Governor of Florida. Midland was also home to former president George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Walker Bush.

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