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San Antonio is the second-largest city in the state of Texas and the seventh largest city in the United States.
Located in South Texas, the city is a cultural gateway into the American Southwest.
San Antonio is the seat of Bexar County with a population just under 1.3 million as of the 2006 U.S. Census estimate,
as well as the 4th fastest growing large city in the nation from 2000-2006 in terms of percentage.
Its metropolitan area has a population of over 1.9 million and is the 28th-largest metropolitan area in the U.S.
San Antonio was named for the Portuguese Saint Anthony of Padua, whose feast day it was (June 13) when a
Spanish expedition stopped in the area in 1691.
The city has a strong military presenceit is home to Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base,
Randolph Air Force Base, and Brooks City-Base, with Camp Bullis and Camp Stanley right outside the city.
San Antonio is home to the South Texas Medical Center, the only medical research and care provider in the
South Texas region.
Famous for its River Walk, the Alamo, Tejano culture, and home to the SeaWorld San Antonio and Six Flags
Fiesta Texas theme parks, the city is visited by 20 million tourists per year.
San Antonio is also home to the first museum of modern art in Texasthe Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum,
as well as one of the more successful National Basketball Association teams in league history,
the San Antonio Spurs.
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