The Houston map shows the detailed map and a large map of Houston. This map of Houston will allow you to orient yourself in Houston in Texas - USA. The Houston map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The city of Houston has a strong mayoral form of municipal government. Houston is a home rule city and all municipal elections in the state of Texas are nonpartisan as its mentioned in Houston map. The City elected officials are the mayor, city controller and 16 members of the city council. The current mayor of Houston is Annise Parker, a Democrat elected on a nonpartisan ballot whose second term in office will expire at the end of 2013. Houston mayor serves as the city chief administrator, executive officer, and official representative, and is responsible for the general management of the city and for seeing that all laws and ordinances are enforced. The original city council line-up of 14 members (nine district-based and five at-large positions) was based on a U.S. Justice Department mandate which took effect in 1979. At-large council members represent the entire city. Under the city charter, once the population in the city limits exceeded 2.1 million residents, two additional districts were to be added. The City of Houston official 2010 census count was 600 shy of the required number; however, as the city was expected to grow beyond 2.1 million shortly thereafter, the two additional districts were added and the positions filled during the August 2011 elections. The districts are labeled A through K while the at-large positions are numbered 1 through 5.
Houston is a multicultural city, in part because of its many academic institutions and strong industries as well as being a major port city. Over 90 languages are spoken in the city as its shown in Houston map. The city has among the youngest populations in the nation, partly due to an influx of immigrants into Texas. An estimated 400,000 illegal aliens reside in the Houston area. According to the 2010 Census, Whites made up 51% of Houston population; 26% of the total population were non-Hispanic whites. Blacks or African Americans made up 24% of Houston population. American Indians made up 0.7% of Houston population. Asians made up 6% of Houston population (1.7% Vietnamese, 1.3% Chinese, 1.3% Indian, 0.9% Pakistani, 0.4% Filipino, 0.3% Korean, 0.1% Japanese), while Pacific Islanders made up 0.1%. Individuals from some other race made up 15.2% of the city population, of which 0.2% were non-Hispanic. Individuals from two or more races made up 3.3% of the city population. People of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 44% of Houston population; 32% of Houston population is of Mexican heritage; the next five Hispanic groups are those of Salvadoran, Honduran, Guatemalan, Colombian and Puerto Rican heritage, respectively.
Houston is a diverse city with a large and growing international community. The metropolitan area is home to an estimated 1.1 million (21.4 percent) residents who were born outside the United States, with nearly two-thirds of the area foreign-born population from south of the United States–Mexico border as you can see in Houston map. Additionally, more than one in five foreign-born residents are from Asia. The city is home to the nation third-largest concentration of consular offices, representing 86 countries. Many annual events celebrate the diverse cultures of Houston. The largest and longest running is the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, held over 20 days from late February to early March, which happens to be the largest annual livestock show and rodeo anywhere in the world. Another large celebration is the annual night-time Houston Pride Parade, held at the end of June. Other annual events include the Houston Greek Festival, Art Car Parade, the Houston Auto Show, the Houston International Festival, and the Bayou City Art Festival, which is considered to be one of the top five art festivals in the United States.
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Downtown Houston is the largest business district of Houston, Texas, United States. Downtown Houston, the city central business district, contains the headquarters of many prominent companies as its mentioned in Houston downtown map. There is an extensive network of pedestrian tunnels and skywalks connecting the buildings of the district. The tunnel system is home to many fast food restaurants, shops and services. Downtown Houston was the original founding point of the city of Houston. After the Texas Revolution, two New York real estate promoters, John Kirby Allen and Augustus Chapman Allen purchased 6,642 acres (2,688 ha) of land T.F.L. Parrot (John Austin widow) for $9,428. The Allen brothers first landed in the area where the White Oak Bayou and Buffalo Bayou meet, a spot now known as Allen Landing. Gail Borden, Jr., a city planner, laid out wide streets for the town.
Downtown Houston is a 1,178-acre (1.841 sq mi) area bounded by Interstate 45, U.S. Highway 59, and Interstate 10 as you can see in Houston downtown map. Several areas exist in Downtown Houston. They include: The Historic District was the original town center of Houston and dates from the 19th century. The center of the historic district is the Market Square, where the original city hall building stood. The district includes the Harris County courts complex, and the University of Houston–Downtown is on the edge of the district. Main Street Square has a pavilion and fountains built around the Main Street Square Station and the Downtown Macy (formerly a Foley) – Houston Pavilions is in the area. Skyline District – Includes many skyscrapers and forms the base of Downtown employment. Sports & Convention – Includes Minute Maid Park and the Toyota Center. Theater District – The 17 block area includes many performing arts venues, Bayou Place, the Houston Public Library Central Library, and the Houston Aquarium restaurant. Downtown Houston is close to the Sixth Ward, Houston Heights, and the Houston Museum District.
As of 2009, 15,745 resided in Downtown. 6,061 (38.5%) were Black, 5,693 (36.2%) were Hispanic, 3,675 (23.3%) were White, 215 (1.4%) were Asian, 15 (.4%) were Native American, 2 were Pacific Islanders, and 4 were of other races as its shown in Houston downtown map. As of 2000, of the 12,407 Downtown residents, 10,437 were in group quarters. Of those, 9,653 were institutionalized, with 9,394 being institutionalized in correctional institutions. Downtown has more than 150,000 workers employed by 3,500 businesses. The Downtown District fact sheet says that projections estimated that the employee population would grow by about 1.4% per year. Major employers include Chevron, Continental Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, and Shell Oil Company. Downtown Houston has between 35% and 40% of the Class A office locations of the business districts in Houston. As of 1997 TrizecHahn was the largest landlord in Downtown Houston. As of that year it had seven towers with 6,000,000 square feet (560,000 m2) of Class A office space; the company had 25% of all of the Class A office space in Downtown Houston.
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Houston (play /ˈhjuːstən/) (Alibamu: Yosti) is the largest city in the state of Texas, and the fourth-largest city in the continental USA. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 2.1 million people within an area of 656.3 square miles (1,700 km2) as its shown in Houston Texas - USA map. In 2006, the Houston metropolitan area ranked first in Texas and third in the U.S. within the Category of "Best Places for Business and Careers" by Forbes magazine. A succession of skyscrapers were built throughout the 1970s—many by real estate developer Gerald D. Hines—culminating with Houston tallest skyscraper, the 75-floor, 1,002-foot (305 m)-tall JPMorgan Chase Tower (formerly the Texas Commerce Tower), completed in 1982. It is the tallest structure in Texas, 10th tallest building in the United States and the 30th tallest skyscraper in the world, based on height to roof. In 1983, the 71-floor, 992-foot (302 m)-tall Wells Fargo Plaza (formerly Allied Bank Plaza) was completed, becoming the second-tallest building in Houston and Texas.
Four distinct state universities are located in Houston. The University of Houston is a nationally recognized top-tier research university, and is the flagship institution of the University of Houston System. The institution ranks among the Top 50 American Research Universities. The third-largest university in Texas, UH has nearly 40,000 students on its 667 acre campus in southeast Houston. The University of Houston–Clear Lake and the University of Houston–Downtown are stand-alone universities; they are not branch campuses of the University of Houston. Located in the historic community of Third Ward is Texas Southern University—one of the largest historically black colleges and universities in the USA. The primary city airport is George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), the sixth-busiest in the USA for total passengers, and fourteenth-busiest worldwide (see Houston Texas - USA map). Bush Intercontinental currently ranks third in the United States for non-stop domestic and international service with 182 destinations. In 2006, the United States Department of Transportation named George Bush Intercontinental Airport the fastest-growing of the top ten airports in the United States.
Houston is the seat of the internationally renowned Texas Medical Center, which contains the world largest concentration of research and healthcare institutions. All 49 member institutions of the Texas Medical Center are non-profit organizations as its mentioned in Houston Texas - USA map. They provide patient and preventive care, research, education, and local, national, and international community well-being. Employing more than 73,600 people, institutions at the medical center include 13 hospitals and two specialty institutions, two medical schools, four nursing schools, and schools of dentistry, public health, pharmacy, and virtually all health-related careers. It is where one of the first—and still the largest—air emergency service, Life Flight, was created, and a very successful inter-institutional transplant program was developed. More heart surgeries are performed at the Texas Medical Center than anywhere else in the world.
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The increased production of the local shipbuilding industry during World War II spurred Houston growth, as did the establishment in 1961 of NASA "Manned Spacecraft Center" (renamed the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in 1973), which created the city aerospace industry. The Astrodome, nicknamed the "Eighth Wonder of the World", opened in 1965 as the world first indoor domed sports stadium. Houston has the NFL first retractable-roof stadium, Reliant Stadium (home of the Texans). BBVA Compass Stadium is a soccer-specific stadium for the Dynamo, located in East Downtown (EaDo) and is the first soccer specific stadium in a downtown area in MLS. In addition, Reliant Astrodome, the first domed stadium in the world as its shown in Houston on world map.
Houston is recognized worldwide for its energy industry—particularly for oil and natural gas—as well as for biomedical research and aeronautics. Renewable energy sources—wind and solar—are also growing economic bases in Houston. The ship channel is also a large part of Houston economic base. Because of these strengths, Houston is designated as a global city by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network and by global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney. The Houston area is a leading center for building oilfield equipment. Much of Houston success as a petrochemical complex is due to its busy man-made ship channel, the Port of Houston. The port ranks first in the United States in international commerce, and is the tenth-largest port in the world as you can see in Houston on world map. Unlike most places, high oil and gasoline prices are beneficial for Houston economy as many of its residents are employed in the energy industry.
Many annual events celebrate the diverse cultures of Houston. The largest and longest running is the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, held over 20 days from late February to early March, which happens to be the largest annual livestock show and rodeo anywhere in the world. Houston aviation history is showcased in the 1940 Air Terminal Museum located in the old terminal building on the west side of the airport as its shown in Houston on world map. Hobby Airport has been recognized with two awards for being one of the top five performing airports in the world and for customer service by Airports Council International. Houston has the third tallest skyline in North America and one of the top 10 in the world. The tallest building in Uptown is the 64-floor, 901-foot (275 m)-tall, Philip Johnson and John Burgee designed landmark Williams Tower (known as the Transco Tower until 1999). At the time of construction, it was believed to the be the world tallest skyscraper outside of a central business district.