Houston (Houston, Texas), is a city in the USA, located in the southeastern edge of the US state of Texas. With a population of 2.325.353, Houston is the most populated city in Texas, as well as the fourth largest city in the United States.
The Houston metropolitan area has a population of 7.246.130, making it the 5th largest metropolitan area in the United States. Houston is one of the newest and fastest growing cities in the United States. In 1900, the population was just 45.000, and it was the 85th largest city in the US. Now referred to as “The Fastest Growing City in America” and “The Most Popular City to Live In,” there are over 7 million people residing in the greater Houston metropolitan area.
Houston is one of the largest economic centers in the state of Texas, as well as one of the most important economic centers in the United States, as well as worldwide.
Houston is world-renowned for its energy (especially oil) industries, aerospace companies, and its harbor channel. The Port of Houston is the busiest in the US and second worldwide in foreign cargo. Because of this economic activity many residents have moved from other US states to Texas as well as from many other countries.
Houston’s climate is humid subtropical. The vegetation is characterized as temperate.
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