Corpus Christi, Texas
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 2012 was 469,134 approx. The population was 312,195, at the 2012 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 area, as well as the larger Corpus Christi-Kingsville Combined Statistical Area. The translation from Latin of the city's name (Corpus Christi) means Body of Christ. The name was given to the settlement and surrounding bay, by Spanish explorer Alonso Álvarez de Pineda in 1519, when he discovered the lush semi-tropical bay, on the feast day celebrating the "Body of Christ." 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.
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