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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 HoustonľSugar LandľBaytown 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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Lonely Planet Texas (Regional Guide)

By Lonely Planet & 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: Lonely Planet, Amy C Balfour, Ryan Ver Berkmoes, Stephen Lioy
  • Publication Date: February 15th, 2018
  • Release Date: February 15th, 2018
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  • Size: 7.7 Inches by 5.1 Inches by 1.35 Inches
  • Weight: 0.9259415004 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
  • ISBN: 1079511881
  • EAN: 9781079511888
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  • Paperback
  • 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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A History Lover's Guide to Houston

By Tristan Smith

The History Press
Released: March 16th, 2020
Paperback (208 pages)

A History Lover s Guide to Houston
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  • Manufacturer: The History Press
  • Brand: The History Press
  • ISBN: 1467144665
  • EAN: 9781467144667
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Author: Tristan Smith
  • Publication Date: March 16th, 2020
  • Release Date: March 16th, 2020
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  • Size: 9.0 Inches by 6.0 Inches by 0.31 Inches
  • Weight: 1.0 Pounds
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Frommer's Texas (Complete Guide)

By Janis Turk

FrommerMedia
Released: July 25th, 2017
Paperback (448 pages)

Frommer s Texas (Complete Guide)
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  • Brand: FrommerMedia
  • ISBN: 1628873248
  • EAN: 9781628873245
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: Seventh
  • Number of Pages: 448
  • Author: Janis Turk
  • Publication Date: July 25th, 2017
  • Release Date: July 25th, 2017
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  • Size: 8.0 Inches by 5.0 Inches by 1.25 Inches
  • Weight: 1.1 Pounds
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Houston Travel Guide 2019: Shop, Restaurants, Attractions & Nightlife in Houston, Texas (City Travel Guide 2019)

By Jennifer A. Emerson

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Released: May 28th, 2018
Paperback (160 pages)

Houston Travel Guide 2019: Shop, Restaurants, Attractions & Nightlife in Houston, Texas (City Travel Guide 2019)
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Houston Travel Guide 2019: Shop, Restaurants, Attractions & Nightlife in Houston, Texas (City Travel Guide 2019)
  • Manufacturer: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 1720548366
  • EAN: 9781720548362
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Author: Jennifer A. Emerson
  • Publication Date: May 28th, 2018
  • Release Date: May 28th, 2018
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  • Size: 7.81 Inches by 5.06 Inches by 0.37 Inches
  • Weight: 0.36 Pounds
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Easy To Read: Texas State Map (Rand McNally Easy to Read!)

By Rand McNally

Rand McNally
Released: July 16th, 2012
Map

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  • Manufacturer: Rand McNally
  • Brand: Rand McNally
  • ISBNs: 0528882074, 9780528882074
  • UPC: 070609882079
  • EANs: 9780528882074, 0070609882079
  • PartNumber: Illustrated
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  • Formats: Folded Map, Illustrated
  • Edition: Fold Map
  • Author: Rand McNally
  • Publication Date: July 16th, 2012
  • Release Date: July 16th, 2012
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  • Size: 8.7 Inches by 4.1 Inches by 0.5 Inches
  • Weight: 0.15 Pounds
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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Houston: Including Huntsville and Galveston

By Laurie Roddy

Menasha Ridge Press
Released: November 13th, 2018
Paperback (312 pages)

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Houston: Including Huntsville and Galveston
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  • Brand: Menasha Ridge Press
  • ISBN: 163404102X
  • EAN: 9781634041027
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  • Edition: 3
  • Number of Pages: 312
  • Author: Laurie Roddy
  • Publication Date: November 13th, 2018
  • Release Date: November 13th, 2018
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  • Size: 9.0 Inches by 6.0 Inches by 0.7 Inches
  • Weight: 1.3 Pounds
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Rand McNally Houston regional map, TX (Green Cover)

By Rand McNally and Company

Rand Mcnally
Released: October 31st, 2013
Paperback (2 pages)

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  • ISBN: 0528007858
  • EAN: 9780528007859
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  • Format: Folded Map
  • Edition: Fol Map
  • Number of Pages: 2
  • Author: Rand McNally and Company
  • Publication Date: October 31st, 2013
  • Release Date: October 31st, 2013
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  • Size: 8.75 Inches by 4.25 Inches by 0.25 Inches
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Houston, Texas: A Photographic Portrait

By Eric Pohl

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

Houston, Texas: A Photographic Portrait
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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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Houston Then and Now®

By William Dylan Powell

Pavilion
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  • ISBN: 1911595989
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  • Number of Pages: 144
  • Author: William Dylan Powell
  • Publication Date: May 1st, 2018
  • Release Date: May 1st, 2018
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  • Weight: 2.07 Pounds
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