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San Antonio (/saen aen’toUnioU/ SAN nee-oh) is officially known as the City of San Antonio. It is the seventh-most populous US city, the second largest in the Southern United States , and the second-most populous Texas city. In 2020, it was also the 12th-most populous North American city with 1,434,625 inhabitants.  The city was founded in 1718 as a Spanish colonial outpost and Spanish mission. It became the first chartered civil settlement of Texas in 1731. This area was once part of the Spanish Empire and later the Mexican Republic. It is the oldest municipality in the state, and it celebrated its 300th birthday on May 1, 2018. 
It was the largest of the top ten largest American cities from 2000 to 2010 and the second fastest growing from 1990 to 2000.  San Antonio is the county seat. San Antonio is the central point of the San Antonio New Braunfels metropolitan statistical region. The Greater San Antonio is commonly known as the Metropolitan Area. According to the 2019 U.S. Census estimates, it had 2,550,960 people. This makes it the 24th largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the third largest in Texas.  San Antonio is located in the southwest corner of the urban megaregion, the Texas Triangle. It spans the border between South Texas and Central Texas. Downtown San Antonio is approximately 80 miles (129km) from Downtown Austin. Both are located along the Interstate 35 corridor. Many observers believe that the two metro areas will form a new metropolitan area similar to Dallas or Fort Worth.