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13 Facts About Corpus Christi, Texas

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Corpus Christi, colloquially Corpus, is a coastal city in the South Texas region of the U.S. state of Texas.

South Texas is a region of the U.S. state of Texas that lies roughly south of -- and sometimes including -- San Antonio.

Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population.

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The county seat of Nueces County, it also extends into Aransas, Kleberg, and San Patricio Counties.

A county seat is an administrative center, or seat of government, for a county or civil parish.

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It is 130 miles southeast of San Antonio.

San Antonio, officially the City of San Antonio, is the seventh-most populated city in the United States and the second-most populated city in the state of Texas, with a population of 1,409,019.

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Its political boundaries encompass Nueces Bay and Corpus Christi Bay.

Corpus Christi Bay is a scenic semi-tropical bay on the Texas coast found in San Patricio and Nueces counties, next to the major city of Corpus Christi.

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Its zoned boundaries include small land parcels or water inlets of three neighboring counties.

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The city's population was estimated to be 320,434 in 2014, making it the eighth-most populous city in Texas.

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The Corpus Christi metropolitan area had an estimated population of 442,600.

The Corpus Christi Metropolitan Statistical Area is a metropolitan area in South Texas that covers three counties - Aransas, Nueces, and San Patricio.

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It is also the hub of the six-county Corpus Christi-Kingsville-Alice Combined Statistical Area, with a 2013 estimated population of 516,793.

A combined statistical area is composed of adjacent metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas in the United States and Puerto Rico that can demonstrate economic or social linkage.

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The Port of Corpus Christi is the fifth-largest in the United States.

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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The region is served by the Corpus Christi International Airport.

Corpus Christi International Airport is a city-owned public-use airport five nautical miles west of the central business district of Corpus Christi, in Nueces County, Texas, United States.

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The city's name means Body of Christ in Latin.

In Christian theology, the term Body of Christ has two main but separate meanings: it may refer to Jesus' words over the bread at the Last Supper that "This is my body" in Luke 22:19-20, or to the usage of the term by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 12:12-14 and Ephesians 4:1-16 to refer to the Christian Church.

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The name was given to the settlement and surrounding bay by Spanish explorer Alonso Álvarez de Pineda in 1519, as he discovered the lush semitropical bay on the Catholic feast day of Corpus Christi.

Alonso Álvarez de Pineda was a Spanish explorer and cartographer who was first documented in Texas history.

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The city's nickname is "Sparkling City by the Sea", particularly featured in tourist literature.

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