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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:
  • 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 with their headquarters in Houston include ConocoPhillips, Continental Airlines, Halliburton, Lyondell Chemical, Marathon Oil and Sysco.

  • Probably the most famous educational institution in Houston is William Marsh Rice University. William Marsh Rice University is a private comprehensive research university that is particularly known for its strength in applied sciences.

  • The principal airport for Houston is George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

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

  • 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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Books About Houston


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Houston Travel Guide 2022: Shops, Arts, Entertainment and Good Places to Drink and Eat in Houston, Texas (Travel Guide 2022)

By Jennifer A. Emerson

Independently published
Released: May 3rd, 2021
Paperback (159 pages)

Houston Travel Guide 2022: Shops, Arts, Entertainment and Good Places to Drink and Eat in Houston, Texas (Travel Guide 2022)
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  • EAN: 9798748250269
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  • Number of Pages: 159
  • Author: Jennifer A. Emerson
  • Publication Date: May 3rd, 2021
  • Release Date: May 3rd, 2021
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  • Weight: 0.36 Pounds
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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
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Lonely Planet Texas 5 (Regional Guide)

By Amy C Balfour & Ryan Ver Berkmoes

Lonely Planet
Released: February 15th, 2018
Paperback (384 pages)

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  • Brand: Lonely Planet
  • ISBN: 1786573431
  • EAN: 9781786573438
  • PartNumber: 47745835
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  • Paperback
  • Format: Illustrated
  • 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
  • Weight: 0.9259415004 Pounds
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GREATER THAN A TOURIST- TEXAS USA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local (Greater Than a Tourist United States)

By J.W. Wright

Independently Published
Released: February 13th, 2020
Paperback (101 pages)

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  • Brand: Independently Published
  • EAN: 9798613434602
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  • Number of Pages: 101
  • Authors: J.W. Wright, Greater Than a Tourist
  • Publication Date: February 13th, 2020
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Travel Like a Local - Map of Houston: The Most Essential Houston (Texas) Travel Map for Every Adventure

By Maxwell Fox

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Released: August 21st, 2018
Paperback (50 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1725952041
  • EAN: 9781725952041
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  • Edition: 1
  • Number of Pages: 50
  • Author: Maxwell Fox
  • Publication Date: August 21st, 2018
  • Release Date: August 21st, 2018
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Houston, Texas: A Photographic Portrait

By Eric Pohl

Twin Lights Publishers
Released: April 4th, 2014
Hardcover (128 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1934907308
  • EAN: 9781934907306
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  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Author: Eric Pohl
  • Publication Date: April 4th, 2014
  • Release Date: April 4th, 2014
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Canoeing and Kayaking Houston Waterways (River Books, Sponsored by The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University)

By Natalie H. Wiest

Texas A&M University Press
Released: November 15th, 2012
Paperback (184 pages)

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  • Brand: Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN: 1603447644
  • EAN: 9781603447645
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  • Number of Pages: 184
  • Author: Natalie H. Wiest
  • Publication Date: November 15th, 2012
  • Release Date: November 15th, 2012
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  • Weight: 1.75 Pounds
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Unique Eats and Eateries of Houston

By Sam Brown

Reedy Press
Released: May 1st, 2019
Paperback (216 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1681061988
  • EAN: 9781681061986
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  • Number of Pages: 216
  • Author: Sam Brown
  • Publication Date: May 1st, 2019
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Houston Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights

By Laura Dawson

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Released: March 12th, 2015
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  • Number of Pages: 42
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  • Publication Date: March 12th, 2015
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Moon Texas: Getaway Ideas, Road Trips, BBQ & Tex-Mex (Travel Guide)

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  • Edition: 10
  • Number of Pages: 528
  • Author: Andy Rhodes
  • Publication Date: December 1st, 2020
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