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Houston


Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in Houston, Texas:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in Houston, Texas
Houston is the largest city in Texas. As of 2005, it had an estimated population of 2,016,582. Furthermore, the city of Houston lies within, and is part of, the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area, which is the 6th most populous metropolitan area in the United States, and is home to about 5 million people.

Houston was originally founded in 1836, and incorporated in 1837, by brothers, Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen. The city is named after Sam Houston, who, at the time, was the President of the Republic of Texas. Sam Houston had previously commanded at the Battle of San Jacinto, in 1836 during the Texas revolution, the battle having taken place 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the East of the city's location.

Attractions in Houston include:
Downtown Houston, Texas:
Downtown Houston, Texas


Houston Facts


Here is some more information about Houston:
  • The main airport serving Houston is George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

  • Sports teams in Houston include the American football team, the Houston Texans, the basketball team, the Houston Rockets, the ice hockey team, the Houston Aeros, the Major League Baseball team, the Houston Astros, and the soccer team, Houston Dynamo.

  • Perhaps the best known educational institution in Houston is William Marsh Rice University, which is a private comprehensive research university that is particularly known for its strength in applied sciences.

  • Of all the cities in the United States, only New York City is home to more Fortune 500 headquarters than Houston. Some of the major companies headquartered in Houston include ConocoPhillips, Continental Airlines, Halliburton, Lyondell Chemical, Marathon Oil and Sysco.

  • Houston's nicknames include "Bayou City", "Capital of the Sunbelt", "City of Syrup", "Clutch City", "Golden Buckle on the Sun Belt", "H-Town", "Hustle Town", "Magnolia City", "Oil Capital of the World", "Screwston", "Space City", "Syrup City", "The Big Heart", and "The Energy Capital of the World".

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Lonely Planet Texas (Travel Guide)

By Justine Harrington & Regis St Louis

Lonely Planet
Released: September 12th, 2023
Paperback (320 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1787017796
  • EAN: 9781787017795
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  • Edition: 6
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Authors: Justine Harrington, Stephen Lioy, Regis St Louis, James Wong
  • Publication Date: September 12th, 2023
  • Release Date: September 12th, 2023
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  • Size: 7.8 inches by 5.1 inches by 0.75 inches
  • Weight: 0.8125 pounds
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Houston Travel Guide 2024: A First Timers Guide to Explore the City's Best Sights, Activities, and Restaurants,Most Recent | 2024 updated | 2025 updated (Charlie's Travel Guide)

By Charlie Myers

Independently published
Released: April 1st, 2024
Paperback (129 pages)

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  • EAN: 9798321629710
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  • Number of Pages: 129
  • Author: Charlie Myers
  • Publication Date: April 1st, 2024
  • Release Date: April 1st, 2024
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  • Size: 8.5 inches by 5.5 inches by 0.3 inches
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Moon Houston & the Texas Gulf Coast (Travel Guide)

By Andy Rhodes

Moon Travel
Released: February 2nd, 2021
Paperback (216 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1640494006
  • EAN: 9781640494008
  • PartNumber: localization_1640494006
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  • Edition: 1
  • Number of Pages: 216
  • Author: Andy Rhodes
  • Publication Date: February 2nd, 2021
  • Release Date: February 2nd, 2021
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  • Size: 7.5 inches by 4.5 inches by 0.85 inches
  • Weight: 0.661386786 Pounds
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History Lover's Guide to Houston, A

By Tristan Smith

The History Press
Released: March 16th, 2020
Paperback (208 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1467144665
  • EAN: 9781467144667
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  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Author: Tristan Smith
  • Publication Date: March 16th, 2020
  • Release Date: March 16th, 2020
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  • Size: 9.0 inches by 6.0 inches by 0.6 inches
  • Weight: 1.0 Pounds
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Fly Fishing Houston & Southeastern Texas (The Local Angler, 2)

By Robert H. McConnell

Imbrifex Books
Released: February 7th, 2023
Paperback (376 pages)

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  • ISBN: 194550160X
  • EAN: 9781945501609
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  • Number of Pages: 376
  • Author: Robert H. McConnell
  • Publication Date: February 7th, 2023
  • Release Date: February 7th, 2023
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  • Size: 9.0 inches by 6.0 inches by 1.75 inches
  • Weight: 1.67992243644 pounds
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Lonely Planet Texas 5 (Travel Guide)

By Amy C Balfour & Ryan Ver Berkmoes

Lonely Planet
Released: February 15th, 2018
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  • ISBN: 1786573431
  • EAN: 9781786573438
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  • Format: Folded Map
  • Edition: 5
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Authors: Amy C Balfour, Stephen Lioy, Ryan Ver Berkmoes
  • Publication Date: February 15th, 2018
  • Release Date: February 15th, 2018
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  • Size: 7.7 inches by 5.1 inches by 0.75 inches
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HOUSTON TEXAS TRAVEL GUIDE 2024-2025: Discover the Heart of the Lone Star State: Your Ultimate Companion to Houston's Rich Culture, Vibrant Neighborhoods, ... Adventures (Comprehensive Travel Guides)

By Claudia Giltner

Kindle Edition (136 pages)

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Houston Travel Guide 2024: Unlock the Secrets of America's Most Dynamic City!

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  • Number of Pages: 135
  • Author: Carolyn Kerry
  • Publication Date: February 8th, 2024
  • Release Date: February 8th, 2024
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Wild Houston: Explore the Amazing Nature in and around the Bayou City (Wild Series)

By Suzanne Simpson

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  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Authors: Suzanne Simpson, John Williams
  • Publication Date: September 26th, 2023
  • Release Date: September 26th, 2023
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  • Size: 9.0 inches by 6.5 inches by 19.5 inches
  • Weight: 1.7196056436 pounds
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Texas Bucket List Travel Guide: The Must-Have Handbook with Lots of Practical Tips for Planning Breathtaking Experiences and Make Unforgettable Memories

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  • Number of Pages: 227
  • Author: Forrest R. Cowan
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