Corpus Christi (Texas)

Nueces County Aransas County Kleberg County San Patricio County


Corpus Christi [ ˌ kɔ ː ɹpɪskɹɪsti ] is a port city in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2010, the city had 305,215 inhabitants, making it the eighth largest in Texas.

  • 9.1 Sons and daughters of the town
  • 9.2 Other people who have worked in Corpus Christi


The city is named after the Corpus Christi Bay, which was discovered in 1519 by the Spaniard Alonso Álvarez de Pineda on Corpus Christi and named in honor of this festival (Latin literally: body of Christ ).

The city is nicknamed Sparkling City by the Sea ( The sparkling city by the sea ), which is used mainly in the tourism industry.


Corpus Christi is located on the bay, near the mouth of the Nueces River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1,192 km ², of which 400.5 km ² land area and 791.5 km ² ( 66.4 %) of water. The drinking water is ensured by two reservoirs, Lake Corpus Christi and the Choke Canyon Reservoir. In addition, the city is powered by a 101 miles long pipeline from Lake Texana, starting with water.


Corpus Christi was founded in 1839 by Colonel Henry Lawrence Kinney as Kinney ' ranch or Kinney 's Trading Post, in order to sell the Mexican Revolutionary weapons. However, the history goes back to the 16th century.


  • Neighborhood: Flour Bluff
  • Calallen
  • Clark Wood
  • Anna Ville
  • North Beach
  • Mustang Iceland
  • North Padre Iceland
  • Gardendale
  • Suburbs: Portland
  • Robstown


Corpus Christi has, like most American cities, several sports clubs and sports teams. While playing only one team in a Major League (First Division) - the Indoor Football team - but there are several second-and third-rate teams.

These are:

  • Corpus Christi Hooks baseball team Texas League (Double A League, approximately equal to Regional / Third or Fourth Division)
  • Corpus Christi IceRays hockey team, North American Hockey League ( Junior A Tier II league )
  • Corpus Christi Hammerheads, Indoor Football Team (Indoor Football League)
  • Corpus Christi Crabs, Rugby (Texas Rugby Union)

Attractions and Museums

  • Texas State Aquarium
  • USS Lexington
  • Museum of Science and History
  • Museum of Asian Cultures
  • South Texas Institute for the Arts
  • One Shoreline Plaza
  • Mirador de la Flor
  • Texas Surf Museum
  • K Space Contemporary
  • Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens and Nature Center
  • Hans and Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge
  • Padre Iceland National Seashore
  • King Ranch
  • Sunrise Mall



Corpus Christi is divided into five school districts and has numerous primary and secondary schools.

Higher Education

The city is home to the Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi.

The Del Mare College, Our Lady of Corpus Christi School and several other universities and colleges are also located in Corpus Christi.


The Port Corpus Christi is the fifth largest port in the United States and is located at the northern edge of the city. The marina, which is only used as a freight port, was opened in 1926.

The city has an international airport, the Corpus Christi International Airport ( ICAO: KCRP ).

Major highways in the vicinity of Corpus Christi are Interstate 10, Interstate 410, Interstate 35 and Interstate 37 In addition, some U.S. routes pass close to the city.


Sons and daughters of the town

Other people who have worked in Corpus Christi

  • Selena Quintanilla - Perez, Tejano singer / Mexican Madonna

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