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City of Houston
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Nickname(s): 
Location in Harris County, Texas
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Harris
Fort Bend
Montgomery
Incorporated June 5, 1837
Government
 • Mayor Annise Parker (D)
Area
 • City 601.7 sq mi (1,558 km2)
 • Land 579.4 sq mi (1,501 km2)
 • Water 22.3 sq mi (57.7 km2)
Elevation
43 ft (13 m)
Population
 (2007)[1][2]
 • City 2,242,193
 • Density 3,828/sq mi (1,471/km2)
 • Urban
3,822,509
 • Metro
5,728,143
 • Demonym
Houstonian

Houston is a large city in the United States. It is in the state of Texas. It is the fourth largest city in the U.S. The mayor of Houston is Annise Parker. Over two million people live in Houston. It is named after Sam Houston, who fought for Texas freedom in 1836. It is well known for containing the main headquarters of NASA.

The George Bush Intercontinental Airport is the main airport serving Houston.

Sports

Houston has many sports teams. The Astros play baseball. The Rockets play basketball. The Texans play American Football.

Climate

Houston has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa in the Koeppen climate classification).

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