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City of San Antonio
Nickname(s): 
Location in Bexar County in the state of Texas
Location in Bexar County in the state of Texas
Country  United States of America
State  Texas
Counties Bexar, Medina, Comal
Foundation 1691
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Body San Antonio City Council
 • Mayor Julian Castro (D)
 • City Manager Sheryl Sculley
 • City Council
Area
 • City 465.4 sq mi (1,205.4 km2)
 • Land 460.93 sq mi (1,193.7 km2)
 • Water 4.5 sq mi (11.7 km2)
Elevation
650 ft (198 m)
Population
 (2012)
 • City 1,382,951 (7th)
 • Density 3,000.35/sq mi (1,147.3/km2)
 • Metro
2,234,023 (25th)
 • Demonym
San Antonian

San Antonio is a large city in southern Texas, USA. It is the second most populous city in Texas, with about 1.3 million people. The city is known for The Alamo, and The River Walk, which is a small river that flows through the middle of the city and is lined with shops and restaurants. San Antonio is also home to the San Antonio Spurs, which is a basketball team in the NBA. 57% of the population is Hispanic, 32% is white, 8% is African-American, 2% is Asian, and 1% Native American. The main industries of San Antonio are health-care, tourism, and national defense. Besides tourist attractions, the city has many medical centers and military bases.

Geography

San Antonio is surrounded by Hill Country, Prairie, and the South Texas Plains.

Climate

San Antonio has a Semi-Arid Climate with characteristics of a Humid Subtropical Climate Like Austin, rain comes during the spring.

Culture

San Antonio has a Spanish Culture due to Spanish having settled here for years.

Facts

The Alamo is located here. One of three SeaWorlds is located here, the other two being in Orlando and San Diego. San Antonio is home to two amusement parks, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld San Antonio.

Sports

Club League Founded Venue (capacity) Attendance Titles Championship years
UTSA Roadrunners Division I (NCAA) football 2011 Alamodome (65,000) 35,521 0
San Antonio Spurs National Basketball Association 1967 AT&T Center (18,580) 18,431 4 1999, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2006–07
San Antonio Stars WNBA 1997 AT&T Center (18,580) 7,850 0
San Antonio Talons Arena Football League 2000 Alamodome (65,000) 7,715 2 2003, 2007
San Antonio Scorpions North American Soccer League 2010 Toyota Field (8,300) 7,074 0
San Antonio Rampage American Hockey League 2002 AT&T Center (16,000) 6,505 0

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