Skyline of Austin, Texas

Austin is the caipital o the U.S. state o Texas an the seat o Travis Coonty. Locatit in Central Texas on the eastren edge o the American Soothwast,[1] it is the fowert-lairgest ceety in Texas an the fifteent maist populous ceety in the Unitit States.[2] It wis the third-fastest-growin lairge ceety in the naition frae 2000 tae 2006. Austin haes a population o 786,382 (2009 U.S. Census estimate).[3] The ceety is the cultural an economic centre o the Austin–Round Rock metropolitan aurie, wi a population o 1,750,224 (2009 U.S. Census estimate),[4] makkin it the 35t-lairgest metropolitan aurie in the Unitit States.


  1. "Central Texas by the Book". Texas Society of Architects. Retrieved Feb 4, 2010.
  2. Christie, Les (June 28, 2007). "The fastest growing U.S. cities". Cable News Network. Retrieved July 24, 2008.
  3. Christie, Les (July 1, 2009). "New Orleans: Fastest growing city". CNN/US Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2009.
  4. "Buffalo Hangs On To 50th Place". Buffalo Business First. Retrieved August 14, 2010.

Coordinates: 30°15′0″N 97°45′0″W / 30.25000°N 97.75000°W / 30.25000; -97.75000