Austin Guide

Austin Guide

  • Austin is the capital city of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. Located in Central Texas on the eastern edge of the American Southwest, it is the fourth-largest city in Texas and the 14th most populous city in the United States. Austin has a population of 790,390 (2010 U.S. Census). The city is the cultural and economic center of the Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos metropolitan area, with a population of over 1,716,291 (2010 U.S. Census), making it the 35th-largest metropolitan area in the United States. The area was settled in the 1830s on the banks of the Colorado River by pioneers who named the village Waterloo. In 1839, Waterloo was chosen to become the capital of the newly independent Republic of Texas. The city was renamed after Stephen F. Austin, known as the father of Texas. The Austin–Round Rock area is home to many companies, high-tech and otherwise, including the headquarters of four Fortune 500 corporations: Whole Foods Market, Freescale Semiconductor, Forestar Group, and Dell. Residents of Austin are known as "Austinites" and include a diverse mix of university professors, students, politicians, musicians, state employees, high-tech workers, blue-collar workers, white-collar workers and home to a large gay community. Austin goes under the nicknames of "Silicon Hills", "The Live Music Capital of the World", as well as the city of the "Violet Crown" the wintertime violet glow of color across the hills just after sunset. In recent years, many Austinites have also adopted the unofficial slogan "Keep Austin Weird". This colorful and comprehensive tourist guide to Austin makes exploring the tourist attractions of this city easy and fun. Features: - A map with easy access to all major attractions and your current location - Comprehensive information about every attraction - More than 240 photos - Easy access to the web sites of all city attractions - Exact prices, opening hours, and other practical information
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  • Ivo Manolov
  • 2011-08-03 04:09
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Very handy!
 
2011-08-04 02:49 PureFrog
 
2011-10-17 04:32 herbic07
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