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Official seal of Galveston, Texas
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Location within Galveston County
Location within Galveston County
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
CountryUnited StatesUnited States
StateTexasTexas
CountyGalveston
Incorporated1839
Government
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • MayorLewis Rosen
 • City ManagerMIchael Kovacs
Area
 • Total208.3 sq mi (539.6 km2)
 • Land46.1 sq mi (119.5 km2)
 • Water162.2 sq mi (420.1 km2)
Elevation
7 ft (2 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total47,743
 • Density1,240/sq mi (478.9/km2)
 • Demonym
Galvestonian
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
77550-77555[2]
FIPS code48-28068[3]
GNIS feature ID1377745[4]
Websitewww.cityofgalveston.org

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.[5]

The city is about 45  miles (72 km) southeast of downtown Houston.[6]

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