Houston, Texas, is alive with energy and rich in diversity that make it a world-class city. It is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the U.S. About 2,304,000 people live in this southeast Texas area near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico; it is the seat of Harris County.
Texas is in the south-central region of the U.S. By total area; it is the second largest with 268,596 square miles of land (Alaska is the largest). It has the second-largest economy after California and a population of about 29,000,000 people. There are several metro areas, including Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, El Paso, and Austin, the state capital.