Austin, Texas is the Capital of the Lone Star State
Time zone: Central
Founding Date: 1839
Original name: Waterloo (Capitol of the Republic of Texas)
City population estimate: 700,407 (2005)
Austin-Round Rock MSA: 1,403,646 (2005)
Total City of Austin land area: 291.44 sq. mi. (2005)
Average days of sunshine per year: 300
Average temperature: 70 F
Elevation: 125 to 1000 ft above sea level
Taxes: No corporate income tax, state or local. No personal income tax, state or local
Distance to Mexican Border: 225 miles.
Distance to other major Texas cities: San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas are all within 200 miles.
Dress: Spring, summer and fall are all suitable for shorts, short sleeves and light dresses. In winter, a sweater or light jacket may be needed. A few days of the year during the colder months may require a heavy coat.
Official slogan: "Live Music Capital of the World"