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Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County. Situated in Central Texas and part of the American South or American Southwest depending on the source, it is the fourth-largest city in Texas and the 16th-largest in the United States of America, as well as the 3rd fastest growing large city in the nation from 2000 to 2006. As of the 2006 U.S. Census estimate, Austin has a population of 709,893. The city is the cultural and economic center of the Greater Austin metropolitan area with a population of more than 1.5 million people. Austin was selected as the No. 2 Best Big City in "Best Places to Live" by "Money" magazine in 2006, and the "Greenest City in America" by MSN. Also, according to CNN Headline News and travel and leisure Austin ranks #2 on the list of cities with the best people referring to the personalities and attributes of the citizens. Residents of Austin are known as "Austinites," and include a mix of university professors, students, ... Read more about Austin on Wikipedia