Galveston, Texas

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Galveston, Texas
City of Galveston
Frae upper left: Galveston skyline, Bishop's Palace, Ashbel Smith Biggin, Moody Gardens Aquarium, St. Mary Cathedral Basilica an Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Official seal of Galveston, Texas
Seal
Eik-name(s): 
The Oleander City[1]
Location in Galveston Coonty in the state o Texas
Location in Galveston Coonty in the state o Texas
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
Kintra Unitit States o Americae
State Texas
CoontyGalveston
Incorporatit1839
Govrenment
 • TeepCooncil–manager
 • MayorJames D. Yarbrough
 • Ceety ManagerBrian Maxwell
Area
 • Total539.6 km2 (208.3 sq mi)
 • Laund119.5 km2 (46.1 sq mi)
 • Water420.1 km2 (162.2 sq mi)
Elevation
2 m (7 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total47,743
 • Density478.9/km2 (1,240/sq mi)
 • Demonym
Galvestonian
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
77550-77555
Area code(s)409
FIPS code48-28068[2]
GNIS featur ID1377745[3]
Websitecityofgalveston.org

Galveston is a coastal ceety located on Galveston Island an Pelican Island in the U.S. state o Texas.

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Galveston haes five sister ceeties, as designatit bi Sister Cities International:[5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "History of the Oleander in America... By Way of Galveston". International Oleander Society. Retrieved 9 October 2009.
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 Januar 2008.
  3. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 25 October 2007. Retrieved 31 Januar 2008.
  4. "Table 1: Population Estimates for the 25 Largest U.S. Cities based on July 1, 2006 Population Estimates: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006" (PDF).
  5. "Galveston's Sister Cities". City of Galveston. Retrieved 21 Februar 2015.