city in Harris, Fort Bend, and Montgomery counties in Texas, United States, and the county seat of Harris County

Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas, fourth most populous city in the United States, most populous city in the Southern United States, as well as the sixth most populous in North America. Located in Southeast Texas near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it is the seat 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 the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Flag of Houston, Texas.
Montage of Houston images. From top to bottom left to right: The Sam Houston monument, (in or near Hermann Park), Houston skyline, Mission Control Center, Houston Ship Channel, Rice University, The Galleria.


  • I spot two bad-ass girls in a Tercel, they said what's up? And I said what's up? "We're going to Houston", and I said giddy up! U-turn!
    • Sir Mix-a-Lot, "Jump on It" (1996), Return of the Bumpasaurus, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Regent Music Corporation
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