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Crystal City, Texas
Map of Crystal City
|• Mayor||Ricardo Lopez|
|• Total||3.6 sq mi (9 km2)|
|• Land||3.6 sq mi (9 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0 km2) 0%|
|Elevation||558 ft (170 m)|
|• Density||1,997/sq mi (771/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1355449|
Crystal City is a city in the state of Texas in the United States. It is the county seat of Zavala County. About 7,446 people lived there in 2013. The "San Antonio, Uvalde and Gulf Railroad" stopped in Crystal City.
Crystal City was home to a large internment camp in World War II. It was the largest internment camp for Germans and those of German descent in the US. Almost all the children and many of the wives interned here were American citizens. Most were held here for four years.
- "Crystal City, Texas". Onboard Informatics. http://www.city-data.com/city/Crystal-City-Texas.html. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
- "San Antonio Uvalde and Gulf Railroad". Texas Transporation Museum. http://www.txtransportationmuseum.org/history-rr-sa-uvalde-gulf.php. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
- David Martin Davies (6 February 2015). "Texas Matters: The Secret History Of The Crystal City WWII Internment Camp". Texas Public Radio. http://tpr.org/post/texas-matters-secret-history-crystal-city-wwii-internment-camp. Retrieved 7 April 2015.