San Antonio

San Antonio is a city of the state American from Texas . It is the seat of Bexar County and also has an area in the counties of Comal and Medina . It was founded in 1718 by the Spanish.

The city owes its name to St. Anthony because a Spanish expedition found a village of Indians on June 13, the day of St. Anthony the calendar of saints . It was built in the city Alamo , site of resistance Texans in their struggle for independence from the Mexico .


According to the United States Census Bureau , the city has an area of 1209 square kilometers, where 1194 square kilometers are covered by land and 15 km ² of water.


According to the national census of 2010 [1] , the city has 1,327,407 inhabitants, with about 2.1 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area. It is the second most populous city in Texas and the seventh most populous country . It has 524 246 households, resulting in a density of 439.14 dwellings / km ².

San Antonio is home to the franchise team San Antonio Spurs , which is a major the NBA , having four league titles. The city competed with the Rio de Janeiro-Brazil to host the 15th edition of the Pan American Games, held in 2007, losing by a margin of nine votes for the city brasileira.É hometown of wrestler Shawn Michaels considered by many one of the best fighters of all time.
Media and entertainment
Print Media

San Antonio has one major newspaper, the San Antonio Express-News , serving the region since 1865 . The Express-News currently circulates as the largest newspaper service in South Texas. The Hearst Corporation , which owned a second newspaper, the San Antonio Light, purchased the Express-News from News Corp. in 1992 and shut down the activities of Light after failing to find buyers. The San Antonio Current is a free newspaper “alternative” to the Express-News published weekly with local political issues, art and music news, reviews and information about dining nightlife in the area. In addition, the San Antonio Business Journal covers business news. La Prensa, a bilingual publication in English and Spanish , also circulates in the city.

While the city is one of the largest in the United States, the market for television in the region is ranked at the 37th position [3] , according to Nielsen . This is due to the lack of suburbs , most of the population is being or was annexed to the city proper. The cable TV has a penetration of 65% in the local market.
Twin Cities

Flag of Mexico.svg Guadalajara , Mexico
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Kaohsiung , Taiwan
Flag of Japan.svg Kumamoto , Japan
Flag of South Korea.svg Kwangju , South Korea
Flag of Spain.svg Las Palmas de Gran Canaria , Spain
Flag of Mexico.svg Monterrey , Mexico
Flag of Spain.svg Santa Cruz de Tenerife , Spain

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