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Houston is the largest city in the state of Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States. It is a diverse and vibrant metropolis, with a dynamic mix of culture, history, and business. Houston's geographical location is in the southeastern part of Texas, near the Gulf of Mexico, which has shaped its development as a major shipping and trade center. The city covers an area of about 669 square miles, and its climate is characterized by hot summers, mild winters, and high humidity due to its proximity to the coast. Houston is often associated with the energy industry, specifically oil and natural gas, as well as aerospace, and biotechnology. The city is home to the Texas Medical Center—the world's largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions—and NASA's Johnson Space Center, where Mission Control Center is located. Founded in 1836 by the Allen brothers, Houston grew steadily and was incorporated as a city in 1837. The city was named after Sam Houston, the military commander who led the fight for Texas's independence from Mexico. The development of the port and the discovery of oil in the early 20th century led to rapid growth and established Houston's economy. The city's economy diversified in the latter half of the 20th century to include aerospace, finance, and education. Culturally, Houston is as varied as its population, which is one of the most ethnically diverse in the nation. The city has a thriving arts scene, including a theater district that features resident companies in all major performing arts and numerous museums, including the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Houston is also internationally known for its cuisine, which includes a wide array of restaurants serving dishes from around the world, reflecting the city's cosmopolitan populace. It's also famous for its barbecue, Tex-Mex, and Gulf Coast seafood. Demographically, Houston's population is a mosaic of cultures, with large Hispanic, African American, and Asian communities. The city's demographic composition has been continually evolving, with a significant increase in international immigration. This diversity is celebrated through numerous cultural festivals and events throughout the year. The city's education system supports a number of public and private institutions of higher learning, such as the University of Houston and Rice University, which contribute to the city's youthful energy and research achievements. The cost of living in Houston is generally lower than other major urban centers in the United States, making it attractive for relocation. In the realm of sports, Houston hosts several professional sports teams, including the Houston Astros (MLB), Houston Rockets (NBA), and Houston Texans (NFL). Additionally, the city has state-of-the-art stadiums like the Minute Maid Park and the Toyota Center. Houston continues to grow as it attracts people and businesses from all over the world, contributing to its reputation as a global city.

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