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Corpus Christi, Texas

Corpus Christi Texas
Administration
Full nameCity of Corpus Christi
Official nameCity of Corpus Christi
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountiesNueces
Kleberg
San Patricio
Aransas
Government
TypeCouncil-Manager
City CouncilMayor Joe Adame
Brent Chesney
Mark Scott
Nelda Martinez
Kevin Kieschnick
John Marez
Priscilla Leal
Chris Adler
Larry Elizondo, Sr.
City ManagerRonald L. Olson
Geography
Total Area460.2 sq mi (1191.9 km2)
Land Area154.6 sq mi (400.4 km2)
Water Area305.6 sq mi (791.5 km2)
Elevation7 ft (2.1 m)
Demography
Total Population305,215(60th) (2010)
Density (pop.)692.6/km2 (1794.2/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)428,185|population_density_km2=692.7
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes78401, 78402, 78404, 78405, 78406, 78407, 78408, 78409, 78410, 78411, 78412, 78413, 78414, 78415, 78416, 78417, 78418
Area code361
FIPS code48-17000 
GNIS feature ID1333380 

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Corpus Christi is a coastal city in the South Texas region of the U.S. state of Texas. The county seat of Nueces County, it also extends into Aransas, Kleberg, and San Patricio counties. The MSA population in 2008 was 416,376. The population was 305,215 at the 2010 census making it the eighth-largest city in the state. It is the principal city of the three-county Corpus Christi Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the larger Corpus Christi-Kingsville Combined Statistical Area. The translation from Latin of the city's name is Body of Christ, given to the settlement by the Spanish, in honor of the Blessed Sacrament (Eucharist). The city has been nicknamed the "Sparkling City by the Sea", particularly in literature promoting tourism.

The city is home to the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Port Of Corpus Christi, the 5th largest port in the nation and is served by the Corpus Christi International Airport.


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