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    (1835- )
    Capital of Texas
    Seat of Travis County
    Population (city): 690,252 (2005 Census estimate)
    Population (metro area): 1,513,565
    Nicknamed 'Live Music Capital of the World'
    During its early years, it was known as a home for gambling, prostitution and vice.
    Texas President Sam Houston tried to move the capital to Houston by having his followers steal the state archives from Austin.
    The failure of the McDonald Dam flooded the downtown and killed 47 people (April 7, 1900).
    Charles Whitman went on a shooting rampage from the University of Texas Tower, killing 17 (August 1, 1966).
    It recorded high temperatures of 112 F.
    A season of MTV's 'The Real World' was set here (2005).
    A center of liberalism in a conservative state, the city is sometimes nicknamed 'The People's Republic of Austin.'
    It is one of the largest cities without a franchise in any of the four major sports leagues.
    Residents adopted the unofficial slogan 'Keep Austin Weird.'
    It was named the second best large city to live in by Money magazine (2006).
    It was named 'Greenest City in America' by MSNBC (2006).
    It has more music venues per capita than any other US city.
    'Moviemaker' magazine named it the top city to live and make movies in.
    The films 'Dazed and Confused' and 'Office Space' were filmed here.
    It is nicknamed 'Silicon Hills' because of the large number of high-tech companies in the area.
    It voted against a state amendment to ban same-sex marriage 60% to 40%.
    The 'Keep Austin Weird' slogan has been parodied by the city's suburbs, such as 'Keep Round Rock Mildly Unusual.'

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