Houston (Texas)

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Coordinates 29°45′46″N 95°22′59″W
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery
Incorporated June 5, 1837
Named for Sam Houston
Elevation 80 ft (32 m)
Demonym(s) Houstonian
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
ZIP Codes 770xx, 772xx (P.O. Boxes)
Area codes 713, 281, 832, 346
FIPS code 48-35000
GNIS feature ID 1380948
Major airports George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
U.S. routes
State routes
Public Transportation Houston Metro
Website www.houstontx.gov
Government (Type) Strong Mayor-Council
Government (Body) Houston City Council
Government (Mayor) Sylvester Turner (D)
Government (City) 671.67 sq mi (1,739.62 km2)
Government (Land) 640.44 sq mi (1,658.73 km2)
Government (Water) 31.23 sq mi (80.89 km2)
Area (City) 671.67 sq mi (1,739.62 km2)
Area (Land) 640.44 sq mi (1,658.73 km2)
Area (Water) 31.23 sq mi (80.89 km2)
Population (2020) (City) 2,304,580
Population (2020) (Rank) 4th in the United States 1st in Texas
Population (2020) (Density) 3,598.43/sq mi (1,389.36/km2)
Population (2020) (Metro) 7,122,240 (5th)

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Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ (listen); HEW-stən) is the most populous city in Texas, fourth-most populous city in the United States, most populous city in the Southern United States, as well as the sixth-most populous in North America, with a population of 2,304,580 in 2020. Located in Southeast Texas near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it is the seat and largest city of Harris County and the principal city of the Greater Houston metropolitan area, which is the fifth-most populous metropolitan statistical area in the United States and the second-most populous in Texas (Dallas–Fort Worth is larger). Houston is the southeast anchor of the greater megaregion known as the Texas Triangle.