For ither uises, see San Antonio (disambiguation).

San Antonio (/ˌsæn ænˈtni./) is the seivent-lairgest ceety proper in the Unitit States o Americae an the seicont-lairgest athin the state o Texas, wi a population o 1.33 million.[1] Locatit in the American Soothwast an the sooth–central pairt o Texas, the ceety serves as the seat o Bexar Coonty. In 2011, it wis estimatit tae be the 24t lairgest metropolitan aurie in the U.S. wi a population o 2.2 million accordin tae U.S. Census Bureau figures tabulatit bi Business First. San Antonio haes characteristics o ither wastren urban centers in which thare are spairsely populatit auries an a law density rate ootside o the ceety. It wis the fowert-fastest growin lairge ceety in the naition frae 2000 tae 2006[2] an the fift-fastest-growin frae 2007 tae 2008.[3] The San Antonio/New Braunfels metropolitan aurie, offeecially Greater San Antonio, haes a population o ower 2.14 million based on the 2010 U.S. Census, makkin it the 25t-lairgest metropolitan aurie in the naition an third-lairgest in the state o Texas.

City of San Antonio
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River City, San Antone,
Alamo City, Military City USA, Countdown City
Location in the state o Texas
Location in the state o Texas
City of San Antonio is locatit in United States
City of San Antonio
City of San Antonio
Location in the Unitit States
Coordinates: 29°25′N 98°30′W / 29.417°N 98.500°W / 29.417; -98.500Coordinates: 29°25′N 98°30′W / 29.417°N 98.500°W / 29.417; -98.500
KintraUnitit States
CoontyBexar, Medina
 • TeepCooncil-Manager
 • MayorRon Nirenberg (I)
 • Ceety ManagerSheryl Sculley
 • Ceety Cooncil
 • Ceety1,067.3 km2 (412.1 sq mi)
 • Land1,055.7 km2 (407.6 sq mi)
 • Water11.7 km2 (4.5 sq mi)
198 m (650 ft)
 • Ceety1,327,407 (7t)
 • Density1,313.1/km2 (3,400.9/sq mi)
 • Metro
2,142,508 (25t)
 • Demonym
San Antonian
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central)
Aurie code(s)210(majority), 830(portions)

The ceety wis namit for San Antonio de Padua, whose feast day is on 13 Juin, when a Spainyie expedeetion stopped in the aurie in 1691. Famous for Spainyie missions, the Alamo, the River Walk, the Tower of the Americas, the Alamo Bowl, Marriage Island an host tae SeaWorld an Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme pairks, the ceety is visitit bi approximately 26 million tourists per year accordin tae the San Antonio Convention an Visitors Bureau.

San Antonio haes a strang military presence—it is hame tae Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base, an Brooks City-Base, wi Camp Bullis an Camp Stanley ootside the ceety. Kelly Air Force Base operatit oot o San Antonio till 2001, when the airfield wis transferred ower tae Lackland AFB an the remainin portions o the base became Port San Antonio, an industrial/business pairk. San Antonio is hame tae five Fortune 500 companies an the South Texas Medical Center, the anerlie medical research an care provider in the Sooth Texas region.

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  1. Mildenberg, David (February 18, 2011). "Population growth in Texas eclipses national rate". The Washington Post.
  2. Christie, Les (June 28, 2007). "The fastest growing U.S. cities - June 28, 2007". CNN. Retrieved May 23, 2010.
  3. Ayala, Elaine (July 1, 2009). "S. A. Again Census Standout". San Antonio Express News. pp. B1. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 Sister Cities Program. Retrieved on 2011-12-11.
  5. "Mayor announces Chennai, India Sister City Agreement". 2008-02-28. Retrieved 2010-06-30.
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Greater San Antonio Chinese Chamber of Commerce - Wuxi and Suzhou Are Friends with San Antonio. (2010-05-28). Retrieved on 2011-12-11.
  7. San Antonio mayor boosts ties with Israel | JTA - Jewish & Israel News. JTA (2011-07-14). Retrieved on 2011-12-11.

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