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Houston is a city located in the counties of Harris, Montgomery and Fort Bend and is the fourth most populous city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Texas. In the 2010 Census had a population of 2,099,451 inhabitants and a population density of 1,291.81 people per km ². Houston is the seat of Harris County and the economic centre of Greater Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (more known as Greater Houston, has the sixth largest population of the United States, with 5.9 million inhabitants). It was founded on August 30, 1836 by brothers Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou. The city was incorporated on June 5, 1837 and named after the then President Texas, the former General Sam Houston, who led the Battle of San Jacinto. The growing port and railroad industry, combined with oil discovery in 1901, it had led to continuous population surges in the city. In the mid-twentieth century, Houston became the basis of the Texas Medical Centre, the largest concentration of research institutions and health of the world and Space Centre Lyndon B NASA's Johnson, where is situated the mission control centre. Considered as a beta global city, 4 Houston's economy has a broad industrial base in energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, transportation, health and an important centre for the creation of petroleum equipment, only New York has more fortune 500 company headquarters in the limits of their city. The Port of Houston is located the first of the United States in international waters tonnage handled and second in total cargo tonnage manipulate. The city has a multicultural population with a large and growing international community. It is home to many cultural institutions and attracts more than seven million annual visitors to the Houston Museum District. The city has an active scene in terms of visual and performing arts in the Theatre District and it is one of the few U.S. cities that offer resident companies in all performing arts principals.

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Art Car Museum
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Children's Museum of Houston
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Cullen Sculpture Garden
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Menil Collection
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Houston Museum of Natural Science
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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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