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Austin County, Texas

US county information
NameAustin County
Largest citySealy
US Area
Total Area656.37 sq mi (1700 km2)
Land Area652.59 sq mi (1690.2 km2)
Water Area3.78 sq mi (9.8 km2)
Population28417 (2010)
Density16.8/km2 (43.5/sq mi)
Named forStephen F. Austin
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Austin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas adjacent to the Houston Sugar Land Baytown metropolitan area. The population was 28,417 at the 2010 census. Its county seat is Bellville. Austin County is named for Stephen F. Austin, who facilitated the Anglo American colonization of Texas and is known as the "Father of Texas." Austin County is not to be confused with the city of Austin, the state capital city that lies in Travis County approximately 110 miles to the northwest.

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