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Houston History Government Department

History of Houston, TX

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Houston History Government Department

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901 Bagby St
Houston Texas 77002
United States

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(713) 837-0311

Houston, Texas is the largest city in the state and the fourth-largest in the United States. Located in Harris County on the Gulf Coast, Houston has a rich and varied history that dates back to pre-Columbian times. Native American tribes, including the Karankawa, Akokisa, and Atakapan, lived in the region for thousands of years before Europeans arrived.

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Houston ( (listen); HEW-stən) is the most populous city in Texas, the most populous city in the Southern United States, the fourth-most populous city in the United States, and the sixth-most populous city 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 after Dallas–Fort Worth. Houston is the southeast anchor of the greater megaregion known as the Texas Triangle.Comprising a land area of 640.4 square miles (1,659 km2), Houston is the ninth-most expansive city in the United States (including consolidated city-counties). It is the largest city in the United States by total area whose government is not consolidated with a county, parish, or borough. Though primarily in Harris County, small portions of the city extend into Fort Bend, and Montgomery counties, bordering other principal communities of Greater Houston such as Sugar Land and The Woodlands.

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