Houston is the most populous city in Texas, fourth-most populous city in the United States, most populous city in the Southern United States, and the sixth-most populous in North America, with a population of 2,304,580 in 2020. Located in Southeast Texas near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it is the seat and largest city of Harris County and the principal city of the Greater Houston metropolitan area, which is the fifth-most populous metropolitan statistical area in the United States and the second-most populous in Texas after Dallas–Fort Worth. Houston is the southeast anchor of the greater megaregion known as the Texas Triangle. Comprising a total area of 637.4 square miles, Houston is the ninth-most expansive city in the United States. It is the largest city in the United States by total area whose government is not consolidated with a county, parish, or borough.

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