Austin, city, capital of Texas, United States, and seat of Travis county. It is located in Central Texas on the Colorado River.
Location Map of Austin, Texas
Most Viewed Links
Where is Austin Located, TX?
Situated in the central part of Texas, the city Austin was settled during the period of 1830s along the bank of Colorado River with name of Waterloo village. But later on the name has been renamed after the name of F. Austin; he is more popularly known as ‘father of Texas.’ The city became the capital city of the newly independent Republic of Texas in the year 1839.
In the late 20th century, the city has grown very fast and became centre of many modern industries, services along with headquarters of various top companies. Besides, it is also cultural and economic centre of Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos. Because of all these reasons, the city is given nickname “The Live Music Capital of the World.” During the period of late 1980s, the city became popular with the name “Violet Crown” because during the winter time violet glow of color just after the sunset.
Above all, the capital city is also an attraction for the tourists because of having various amusement parks, museum, shopping malls, theatres, and many other points of attraction.
Austin City Facts
|Counties||Travis, Hays, Williamson|
|Incorporated||December 27, 1839|
|Named for||Stephen F. Austin|
|Area||326.51 sq mi (845.66 km2)|
|Elevation||289-1,450 ft (88-405 m)|
|• Density||3,059.68/sq mi (1,181.35/km2)|
|• Metro||2,295,303 (29th)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (CST), In Summer UTC−5 (CDT)|
|ZIP Codes||78701-78705, 78708-78739, 78741-78742, 78744-78769|
|Area codes||512 & 737|
|GNIS feature ID||1384879|
|Airport||Austin-Bergstrom International Airport|
|U.S. Route||183, 290|
|Commuter Rail||Capital MetroRail|
|Climate||Humid subtropical climate|
Places to Visit in Austin
|Texas Capitol||McKinney Falls State Park||Barton Springs Municipal Pool||Blanton Museum of Art|
|Zilker Park||Harry Ransom Center||Circuit of the Americas||Hamilton Pool Road|
|Bullock Texas State History Museum||Thinkery||Zilker Botanical Garden||Auditorium Shores at Town Lake|
|Lady Bird Lake||Congress Avenue Bridge||Emma Long Metropolitan Park||Austin Aquarium|
|Mount Bonnell||Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center||Museum of the Weird||Red Bud Isle|
|Austin Zoo||Mayfield Park and Nature Preserve||Hippie Hollow Park||Lake Travis Zipline Adventures|