Galveston, Texas

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City of Galveston
Galveston Texas Skyline.jpg
Official seal of City of Galveston
Nickname(s): The Oleander City[1]
Location in Galveston County in the state of Texas
Location in Galveston County in the state of Texas
Coordinates: 29°16′52″N 94°49′33″W / 29.28111°N 94.82583°W / 29.28111; -94.82583Coordinates: 29°16′52″N 94°49′33″W / 29.28111°N 94.82583°W / 29.28111; -94.82583
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
County Galveston
Incorporated 1839
 • Type Council–manager
 • Mayor Lewis Rosen
 • City Manager MIchael Kovacs
 • Total 208.3 sq mi (539.6 km2)
 • Land 46.1 sq mi (119.5 km2)
 • Water 162.2 sq mi (420.1 km2)
Elevation 7 ft (2 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 47,743
 • Density 1,240/sq mi (478.9/km2)
 • Demonym Galvestonian
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 77550-77555[2]
Area code(s) 409
FIPS code 48-28068[3]
GNIS feature ID 1377745[4]

Galveston is a city on Galveston Island in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had 47,743 people. The city is the county seat of Galveston County. It is well known for a hurricane in 1900.[6]

The city is about 45  miles (72 km) southeast of downtown Houston.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "History of the Oleander in America... By Way of Galveston". International Oleander Society. Retrieved 2009-10-09.
  2. Zip Code data
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "Table 1: Population Estimates for the 25 Largest U.S. Cities based on July 1, 2006 Population Estimates: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006" (PDF).
  6. "Hurricane: The Galveston Hurricane of 1900". Weather Channel.
  7. "Rock Sediment and Soil Facts, Galveston Island". Geologic Wonders of Texas, University of Texas. Retrieved 2009-10-03.

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