The port city of Corpus Christi in Texas

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Aerial view of Corpus Christi © Simiprof

Aerial view of Corpus Christi © Simiprof

Corpus Christi is a coastal city in the South Texas region of the U.S. state of Texas. The county seat of Nueces County also extends into the Aransas, Kleberg, and San Patricio counties. The metropolitan area population in 2011 was 463,577. The population was 307,953, at the July 2011 US Census estimate, making it the eighth most populous city in the state of Texas. It is the principal city of the tri-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 Port of Corpus Christi, the 5th largest port in the nation and is served by the Corpus Christi International Airport. The city is home to a number of popular destinations for both tourists and residents. The official visitor and tourism information organization is the Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau. Some of the most visited attractions are located on North Beach, where the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay are located.

Downtown Corpus Christi at Night © Yassie Texas State Aquarium © Travis Witt Omni hotels and American Bank towers © Zereshk/cc-by-sa-3.0 Floating museum USS Lexington © Travis Witt A replica of Niña at the city marina waterfront - Santa Maria and Pinta © Travis Witt Aerial view of Corpus Christi © Simiprof
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A replica of Niña at the city marina waterfront - Santa Maria and Pinta © Travis Witt
The USS Lexington was also part of the set for the 2000 film Pearl Harbor. Corpus Christi’s museum district is located near the USS Lexington. Some attractions located in the museum district are the Museum of Asian Cultures, the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, the South Texas Institute for the Arts, and the Harbor Playhouse Theatre, one of the oldest continually operating community theatres in Texas. Heritage Park is also in the museum district, where a number of older restored houses can be found. The downtown area, of which the museum district is a part of, is home to skyscrapers such as One Shoreline Plaza, company offices, various shops, a very popular center of marinas, and Mirador de la Flor. Downtown also is home of the Texas Surf Museum, which explores the history of surfing and focuses on surf culture along Texas’ 367-mile (591 km) coast, as well as K Space Contemporary, a non-profit art organization dedicated to promoting and presenting local, regional and national contemporary art.

The Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, also located in the city, hosts gardening programs from time to time. On Oso Bay near the Pharaoh Valley subdivision is the Hans and Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge is known for sea bird watching. The nearby Pharaohs golf course also serves as a haven for coastal and migratory birds. Directly east of Corpus Christi are Padre Island and Mustang Island, home to various municipal, state, and national parks, most notably the Padre Island National Seashore. The city is also near King Ranch, one of the world’s largest ranches, upon which the movie Giant was based.

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