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Austin

About Austin

842,592 in city
1,716,289 in metro
564 km² (218 mi²)
165 m
Set in the scenic Texas Hill Country, Austin is the capital of the Lone Star State. The fourth largest city in the state, it is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. Once known as a sleepy college town, a robust technology sector has transformed the city into a boom town. Major technology giants include Dell, Intel, IBM, and Samsung. The city is also home to the University of Texas, one of the largest universities in the nation. The city boasts a laid-back atmosphere, a mild climate, and low cost of living. Annual music festivals and events draw people from all over the world. Austin also offers an abundance of parks, lakes, and outdoor recreation.