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Houston Metropolitan Area
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Houston Metropolitan Area

The Houston Metropolitan Area consists of eight counties in Texas.
The Houston-Galveston-Brazoria CMSA has approximately 4,669,571 people. It covers an area slightly smaller than Massachusetts but slightly larger than New Jersey. The metro area is comprised of Harris County, where Houston is based, and all seven counties surrounding it.

Table of contents
1 Counties in Metro Area
2 List of Cities
3 Description of Economic Activity
4 See Also

Counties in Metro Area

List of Cities

Center Cities

Suburbs with more than 100,000 inhabitants

Suburbs with 10,000 to 100,000 inhabitants

Surburbs with less than 10,000 inhabitants

Description of Economic Activity

The area's economic activity is mostly in the
Harris County seat, Houston, Texas. Houston is a major port and financial center for oil companies.

Baytown and Galveston also have ports. Galveston also has a cruise ship terminal and is a recreational area for people in the region. Sugar Land holds the Imperial Sugar headquarters. Their main sugar factory was once in that city, but it closed down.

Texas' second largest airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, is located in the north area of the city of Houston. Continental Airlines is headquartered in downtown Houston. The south of Houston has William P. Hobby Airport.

See Also

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Regions: Central Texas | East Texas | North Texas | Northeast Texas | Rio Grande Valley | Texas Hill Country | Texas Panhandle | Llano Estacado | West Texas | Houston Metropolitan Area | Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
Largest Metropolitan areas: Abilene | Amarillo | Austin- San Marcos | Beaumont- Port Arthur | Brownsville- Harlingen- San Benito | Bryan- College Station | Corpus Christi | Dallas-Fort Worth | El Paso | Houston-Galveston-Brazoria | Killeen- Temple | Laredo | Longview- Marshall | Lubbock | McAllen- Edinburg- Mission | Odessa-Midland | San Angelo | San Antonio | Sherman- Denison | Texarkana | Tyler | Victoria | Waco | Wichita Falls
See also: List of counties in Texas