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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.

  • 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.

  • Perhaps the most famous 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.

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

  • 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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Moon Houston & the Texas Gulf Coast (Travel Guide)

By Andy Rhodes

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

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  • Brand: Moon Travel
  • ISBN: 1640494006
  • EAN: 9781640494008
  • PartNumber: localization_1640494006
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  • Paperback
  • 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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Lonely Planet Texas 5 (Travel Guide)

By Amy C Balfour & Ryan Ver Berkmoes

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

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  • Manufacturer: Lonely Planet
  • Brand: Lonely Planet
  • ISBN: 1786573431
  • EAN: 9781786573438
  • PartNumber: 47745835
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  • Paperback
  • Formats: Folded Map, 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)

GREATER THAN A TOURIST- TEXAS USA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local (Greater Than a Tourist United States)
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  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • 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
  • Release Date: February 13th, 2020
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  • Size: 8.0 Inches by 5.0 Inches by 0.26 Inches
  • Weight: 0.26 Pounds
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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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  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • EAN: 9798748250269
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 159
  • Author: Jennifer A. Emerson
  • Publication Date: May 3rd, 2021
  • Release Date: May 3rd, 2021
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  • Size: 8.0 Inches by 5.0 Inches by 0.36 Inches
  • Weight: 0.36 Pounds
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Houston Travel Guide 2020: Shops, Arts, Entertainment and Good Places to Drink and Eat in Houston, Texas (Travel Guide 2020)

By Jennifer A. Emerson

Independently Published
Released: July 9th, 2019
Paperback (159 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • Brand: Independently Published
  • ISBN: 1079511881
  • EAN: 9781079511888
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  • Number of Pages: 159
  • Author: Jennifer A. Emerson
  • Publication Date: July 9th, 2019
  • Release Date: July 9th, 2019
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  • Size: 7.81 Inches by 5.06 Inches by 0.36 Inches
  • Weight: 0.36 Pounds
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Lonely Planet San Antonio, Austin & Texas Backcountry Road Trips (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Lisa Dunford & Regis St Louis

Lonely Planet
Released: May 17th, 2016
Paperback (132 pages)

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  • Brand: Lonely Planet
  • ISBNs: 1760340499, 9781760340490
  • EAN: 9781760340490
  • PartNumber: 43865443
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  • Format: Folded Map
  • Edition: 1
  • Number of Pages: 132
  • Authors: Lonely Planet, Amy C Balfour, Lisa Dunford, Mariella Krause, Regis St Louis, Ryan Ver Berkmoes
  • Publication Date: May 17th, 2016
  • Release Date: May 17th, 2016
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  • Size: 7.76 Inches by 5.04 Inches by 0.39 Inches
  • Weight: 0.42769678828 Pounds
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Houston Texas: 6x9 Lined Journal | Memory Book | Travel Journal | Diary To Record Your Thoughts | Graduation Gift | Teacher Gifts | Black and Yellow Map | For People Who Love To Travel | Houston Texas

By Yellow City Journals

Independently published
Released: November 23rd, 2020
Paperback (120 pages)

Houston Texas: 6x9 Lined Journal | Memory Book | Travel Journal | Diary To Record Your Thoughts | Graduation Gift | Teacher Gifts | Black and Yellow Map | For People Who Love To Travel | Houston Texas
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  • EAN: 9798570359239
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  • Number of Pages: 120
  • Author: Yellow City Journals
  • Publication Date: November 23rd, 2020
  • Release Date: November 23rd, 2020
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Travel Like a Local - Map of Houston (Black and White Edition): The Most Essential Houston (Texas) Travel Map for Every Adventure

By Maxwell Fox

Independently Published
Released: March 25th, 2019
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  • Brand: Independently Published
  • ISBN: 1091513600
  • EAN: 9781091513600
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  • Number of Pages: 50
  • Author: Maxwell Fox
  • Publication Date: March 25th, 2019
  • Release Date: March 25th, 2019
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  • Size: 10.0 Inches by 8.0 Inches by 0.12 Inches
  • Weight: 0.27 Pounds
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Houston Texas Travel Guide Game and Journal: Travel guide game and journal

By John Pennington

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Released: June 17th, 2018
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  • ISBN: 172157381X
  • EAN: 9781721573813
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  • Number of Pages: 96
  • Author: John Pennington
  • Publication Date: June 17th, 2018
  • Release Date: June 17th, 2018
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  • Weight: 0.23 Pounds
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Texas Bucket List Adventure Guide: Explore 100 Offbeat Destinations You Must Visit!

By John Mallon

Bridge Press
Released: September 16th, 2021
Paperback (134 pages)

Texas Bucket List Adventure Guide: Explore 100 Offbeat Destinations You Must Visit!
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  • ISBN: 1955149437
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  • Number of Pages: 134
  • Author: John Mallon
  • Publication Date: September 16th, 2021
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  • Weight: 0.42108292042 Pounds
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