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Austin, Texas (TX)

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Where is the Capital of Texas?
The Map of Texas (TX) shows the location of the state capital in the "Lone Star State". Texas has 254 counties, and the capital of the State is Austin. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Austin including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Austin, Texas.

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The Map of Texas and map provides an outline of the state, which covers 268,601 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Austin, is 271.8 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

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Where is Austin?
The location of Austin is in south central Texas along the Colorado River at the Balcones Escarpment. The city is located in Travis county, Texas.

Capital of Texas - Austin
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Austin is the capital of the state. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

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Where is Texas? (TX)

The State of Texas is located the south western US, on the Gulf of Mexico.

 

History & Facts on Austin, the Capital of Texas
The History and Fast, fun facts about Austin, the capital city of Texas:

History & Facts about Austin, Texas - Fast Fact Sheet
Fact 1: The Capital of the State is Austin although the largest city is Houston
Fact 2: The state covers 268,601 square miles and the size of the capital is 271.8 square miles
Fact 3: The population of the capital city is 842,592. Nickname "Bat City, Silicon Hills"
Fact 4: It is the county seat of Travis county

Fact 5 on History: The earliest prehistoric inhabitants lived in the area at least 11,000 years ago. Native Indian tribes settled in the area, notably the the Tonkawa, Comanche and Lipan Apache tribes

Fact 6 on History: It was founded in 1835, originally named as the village of Waterloo

Fact 7 on History: In 1839 it was made capital of the Republic of Texas

Fact 8 on History: Waterloo was renamed to honor Stephen Austin. Stephen Fuller Austin (1793-1836). Known as "The Father of Texas" who established the first Anglo-American colony in the Texas province of Mexico and saw it grow into an independent republic.

Fact 9 on History:  When Texas became a state in 1845 and Austin was made its permanent capital in 1870.

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Facts about the Population of Austin, Texas
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Austin, obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Austin was 842,592, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

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