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|The satellite view shows Houston, one of the busiest seaports in the United States and largest city in the state of Texas. It is the fourth most populous city in the United States. Houston is located on the gulf coastal plain in southeastern of the state. The city is linked by the Houston Ship Channel to the Gulf of Mexico.
Houston was founded in 1836, and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named for General Sam Houston, president of the Republic of Texas from 1836 to 1838.
Photo: Ed Schipul
Today the city is considered to be a 'Global City', due to its international connections as the top U.S. market for exports, Houston's harbor is one of the US's busiest seaports. Houston is home to the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest concentration of health care and research institutions, and NASA's Johnson Space Center, with its Mission Control Center.
Houston has a population of 2.24 million residents (in 2016). It is the core city of Greater Houston (Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land), a nine-county metropolitan area with a population of 6.48 million people (in 2016 est.)
The city is home to a respected arts community, the oldest African-American theater in the Southwest and the brains behind United States space exploration.
Houston points of interest:
Places: Space Center Houston (official visitor center of NASA and home to several space artifacts), Bayou Place (former convention center now an entertainment complex with theaters, bars, and restaurants), Bayou Music Center (now Revention Music Center with Concert, Theater, Club, Cabaret, Banquet, Wrestling), Downtown Aquarium (sea life), Hines Waterwall Park (public park with an urban waterfall), Rothko Chapel (he world's first broadly ecumenical center with paintings by Mark Rothko), Miller Outdoor Theatre (amphitheater-style entertainment), Lake Houston (recreational municipal water supply)
Photo: NASA Archive
Historic Places: San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site (location of the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution), USS Texas (BB-35) (New York-class battleship, the Mighty T is now a museum ship at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site)
Museums: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - MFAH (oldest art museum in Texas and one of the largest art museums in the United States), Houston Museum District (museums, galleries, cultural centers), Houston Museum of Natural Science (science museum), The Health Museum (museum of health and medical science), Children's Museum of Houston (valued children's museum), ArtCar Museum (arty customized cars), 1940 Air Terminal Museum (art deco terminal building now a museum for civil aviation history)
Photo: NASA Archive
Theater: Alley Theatre (theater with two stages), Wortham Theater Center (performing arts center for classical and modern performances), Jones Hall (home of the Houston Symphony Orchestra), Hobby Center for the Performing Arts (downtown theater at Tranquility Park, with the big Sarofim Hall theater and the smaller Zilkha Hall, home to WHAT? Uniquely Houston)
Parks: Hermann Park (public park and home to numerous cultural institutions including a Japanese Garden), Houston Zoo (urban zoological park), Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens (facility of the Museum of Fine Arts (MFAH)), Houston Arboretum and Nature Center (public arboretum and nature center), Memorial Park (municipal park and one of the largest urban parks in the United States), Market Square Park (historic public park), Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens (botanical gardens with an arboretum and natural areas), Discovery Green (municipal park )
Shopping: The Galleria (shopping mall with a skating rink)
Sports: Minute Maid Park (baseball), Toyota Center (indoor sports arena), NRG Stadium (huge multi-purpose stadium with a sliding roof, hosting football games, rodeos, concerts, etc.), BBVA Compass Stadium (soccer)
The page shows a city map of Houston with expressways, main roads, and streets, William P. Hobby Airport (IATA code: HOU) is located 8 m (13 km) southeast of the central business district.
Zoom out to find Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IATA code: IAH) in north, distance from city center: 20 miles (33 km) by road (via Hardy Toll Road).
Zoom out to find Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (blue marker) located in the Bay Area of southeast Houston. Space Center Houston is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's center for American human spaceflight activities.
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Google Map: Searchable Map of the City of Houston, Texas, USA.
City Coordinates: 29°45′46″N 95°22′59″W
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