Austin is the capital city of what U.S. state?
It is also the seat and largest city of what county?
A: Travis County.
Portions of Austin extend into what other counties?
A: Bastrop, Hays, and Williamson counties.
When was Austin incorporated?
A: On December 27, 1839.
It is the 11th-most populous city in the United States,
the fourth-most-populous city in Texas, the second-most-populous state
capital city, and the most populous state capital that is what?
A: Not also the most populous city in its state.
It has been one of the fastest growing large cities in
the United States since when?
Downtown Austin and Downtown San Antonio are how far
A: Approximately 80 miles (129 km) apart, and both fall along the Interstate 35 corridor.
Some observers believe that the two regions may someday
A: Form a new "metroplex" like Dallas and Fort Worth.
Austin is the southernmost state capital in the
contiguous United States and is considered a what?
A: A "Beta −" global city as categorized by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.
As of 2021, Austin had an estimated population of how
A: 964,177, up from 961,855 at the 2020 census.
The city is the cultural and economic center of the
Austin–Round Rock metropolitan statistical area, which had an estimated
population of how many as of July 1, 2020?
A: 2,295,303, a roughly 84% increase from the year 2000.
Where is Austin located?
A: In Central Texas within the greater Texas Hill Country.
It is home to numerous lakes, rivers, and waterways, including what?
A: Lady Bird Lake and Lake Travis on the Colorado River, Barton Springs, McKinney Falls, and Lake Walter E. Long.
Residents of Austin are known as what?
They include a diverse mix of what?
A: Government employees, college students, musicians, high-tech workers, digital marketers, and blue-collar workers.
The city's official slogan promotes Austin as what?
A: "The Live Music Capital of the World", a reference to the city's many musicians and live music venues.
The city also adopted "Silicon Hills" as a nickname in the 1990s due to what?
A: A rapid influx of technology and development companies.
In recent years, some Austinites have adopted what unofficial slogan?
A: "Keep Austin Weird", which refers to the desire to protect small, unique, and local businesses from being overrun by large corporations.
Since the late 19th century, Austin has also been known
A: The "City of the Violet Crown", because of the colorful glow of light across the hills just after sunset.
In 1987, Austin originated and remains the site for
South by Southwest (stylized as SXSW and colloquially referred to as South
By), an annual conglomeration of what?
A: Parallel film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences that take place in mid-March.
Emerging from a strong economic focus on government and
education, since the 1990s, Austin has become a center for what?
A: Technology and business.
The technology roots in Austin can be traced back to
the 1960s when what happened?
A: Tracor (now BAE Systems), a major defense electronics contractor, began operation in the city in 1962.
IBM followed in 1967, opening a facility to produce
A: Its Selectric typewriters.
Texas Instruments setup in Austin how much later?
A: Two years.
Motorola (now NXP Semiconductors) started semiconductor
chip manufacturing in what year?