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San Antonio

About San Antonio

1,382,951 in city
2,072,128 in metro
863 m² (9,289 ft²)
198.122409168 m
San Antonio was founded in 1718 making it the oldest major city in Texas. The city is located just to the southeast of Texas Hill Country and the terrain changes from gently rolling hills to the north and west to flat coastal plain toward the south and east. The Gulf of Mexico is 140 miles south of the city. San Antonio is rich in history and is most famous for the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. The city has a very diverse population and contains one of the highest percentage Hispanic population of any major U.S. city. San Antonio is currently the seventh largest city in the nation and second largest in Texas. Its major industries include the U.S. military, conventions and tourism.