Similar to the Dallas city flag, the Houston city flag is an easily identifiable city flag. The Houston city flag features a white five point star centered on a blue background. The center of the star displays the city’s seal. The city seal features the signature Texas lone star, a train symbolizing progress, and a plow that symbolizes agriculture. The outside of the seal displays the city name and the state that it represents. Many Texas city flags will prominently feature the lone star, which is the official symbol of the state of Texas.
About the city of Houston
Houston is the largest and most populated city in the state of Texas. With a population of over 2 million people, Houston is the 4th largest city in the United States in terms of population. Only New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago have a larger population. Houston also has an incredibly successful economy. It is a leading economy in the energy, oil, transportation, aeronautics, and manufacturing industries. New York City is the only city in the United States that has more Fortune 500 companies than Houston.
Houston Fun Facts
- The city has the third largest Hispanic and Mexican population in the United States.
- It is referred to as the most diverse city in the country. Over 90 different languages are spoken in the Houston area.
- The city’s economy would rank as the 30th largest in the world if it were an independent country.
- The Houston metropolitan area is larger than the state of New Jersey.
- Residents of Houston eat out more than any other city in the United States.
- The NASA Space Center is located in Houston.
- “Houston” was the first word spoken when astronauts landed on the moon in 1969.
- Houston has sports teams from all major pro sports leagues except hockey. Those teams include: Texans of the NFL, Rockets of the NBA, and the Astros of the MLB.