Ten fun facts about Austin
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Austin was rated one of the "drunkest" cities in America, after a major magazine found 62% of the residents had imbibed at least one alcoholic beverage within a 30-day span.
Austin's state capitol building is huge and pink. Made of pink granite, the capitol building is seven feet taller than the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
Austin is one of the sunniest cities in America, getting on average about three hundred clear days of weather a year.
Austin is known for its music venues, and has been called the "live music capital of the world." It's famous City Limits Music Festival features over a hundred bands in just the space of three days.Fact 5
Austin's unofficial city slogan is "Keep Austin Weird."Fact 6
Austin, in landmass, is almost as large as New York City, occupying about 280 square miles.Fact 7
Austin has been home to many celebrities, including author William Sydney Porter (O. Henry). In his honor, the O. Henry Museum of Austin hosts a Pun-Off each year, where participants compete using bad jokes.Fact 8
Austin has one the largest bat populations for an urban center in the United States of America. The bats, more than a million in number, live beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge.Fact 9
Austin is one of the safest large cities in the United States of America,Fact 10
Austin is a booming tourist center, attracting more visitors than some iconic places such as the Eiffel Tower. Go to more u.s. city facts ❯
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