San Antonio is the second largest city in Texas. As of the 2012 U.S. Census population estimate, San Antonio had 1,382,951 residents, making it the United States' seventh largest city. Tourism is one of the largest industries within the city, with as many as two million visitors per year seeing attractions such as Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Seaworld, both of which are located on the cities west side.
San Antonio is located at the northern tip of South Texas, near Southern Central Texas and the Hill Country region. It is three and a half hours west of Houston, four hours south of Fort Worth, and within commuting distance from neighboring mega city, Austin. Corpus Christi is nearby as well, providing residents of San Antonio with access to the Gulf of Mexico.
Transportation in the San Antonio region is provided by San Antonio International Airport, Interstate 37, Interstate 35, Interstate 10, Interstate 410, U.S. Highway 281, and State Highway 1604.
San Antonio enjoys a mild climate and a diverse economy, much like the rest of Texas. The cities mayor is democrat Julian Castro, and the tallest building is The Tower of Americas, at six hundred and twenty two feet, located in Hemisfair Park, the site of the 1968 World Fair.