The city of Houston is one of the cities of the state of Texas which is situated in the United States of America. The city has the status of being ranked fourth among all the cities of the United States, and being ranked first among all the cities of the state of Texas, with respect to its size. According to figures collected in the year 2006 by the Census Bureau of the United States of America, the city is home to more than two million people. Houston covers an area of around six hundred square miles. The city of Houston is also the seat of the Harris County, as well as being the economic hub of the metropolitan area of Houston Sugar Land Baytown. The metropolitan area of Houston Sugar Land Baytown is the sixth largest metropolitan area of the country and is home to more than five million people.
The economy of the city of Houston is based mostly on the industries of technology, manufacturing, energy, and aeronautics. There are a lot of companies listed on the Fortune 500 list which have their headquarters in the city. Only the city of New York is home to more number of companies on this list. Houston is one of the major hubs for the production of equipment for oilfields. The amount of cargo tonnage handled and the amount of waterborne tonnage handled has made the Port of Houston rank second and first among all the ports of the United States of America. The international community of the city is growing at a fast pace and is very large, as in the multicultural population of the city. There are a lot of cultural exhibits and institutions located in the city, which has made the city a major tourist attraction. Every year the Houston Museum District attracts more than seven million people.