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Galveston ( /ɡælvɨstən/) is a coastal city located on Galveston Island in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a total population of 47,743 within an area of 208 square miles (540 km2). Located within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area, the city is the seat and second-largest city of Galveston County in population.

Named after Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Count of Gálvez, Galveston's first European settlements on the island were constructed around 1816. The Port of Galveston was established in 1825 by the Congress of Mexico following its successful revolution from Spain. The city served as the main port for the Texas Navy during the Texas Revolution and later served as the capital of the Republic of Texas.

During the 19th century, Galveston became a major U.S. commercial center and one of the largest ports in the United States. Galveston is known for the hurricane that devastated the city in 1900. The natural disaster that followed still counts as the deadliest in American history.

Photogallery Galveston Usa:

Pleasure Pier, Galveston TX | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

13th International Congress on Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins ...
Waterspout in Galveston | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Carnival Cruise Leaving Galveston, TX | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Beach Hotels in Galveston TX | Courtyard Galveston Island Gulf Front
Things to do in Galveston, TX: Texas City Guide by 10Best

Things to do in Galveston, TX: Texas City Guide by 10Best
Peanut worm no longer recognized as separate group
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier Photos

Galveston Nightlife: Night Club Reviews by 10Best
Things to do in Galveston, TX: Texas City Guide by 10Best
Featherfest – Galveston 2015 | Sean Fitzgerald Photography