November 27, 2021
Houston (English: Houston; (audio) hew-stən) is the most populous city of Texas, the 4th most populous city in the United States, and the most populous city in the region. south united states and the sixth most populous city in North America, with an estimated population of 2,320,268 in 2019. Houston is located in southeast Texas. Close to the Gulf of Galveston and the Gulf of Mexico. It is the capital of Harris County and the capital city of the Greater Houston Area, the fifth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. South of the super-region known as the Texas Triangle, Houston has a total area of 637.4 square miles (1,651 square kilometers), making it the 8th largest city in the country (including the city-county combined area, the largest city in the country). ) and is the city with the largest area in the country where the government is not affiliated with the county. Although most of the city is in Harwich County. But it has a small portion of the city that extends into Fort Bend and Montgomery counties. The city shares borders with other communities in Greater Houston, Sugar Land and The Woodlands. The city of Houston was founded by a group of landowners on August 30, 1836, at the confluence of Buffalo Bayou and White Oak Bayou. (also known as Allenslanding) was later established as a city on June 5, 1837, named after General Sam. Houston, who was formerly President of the Republic of Texas and declared independence from Mexico in the Battle of San Jacinto, which took place west of Allenslanding.