20 Facts About San Antonio

1. San Antonio has about 136 miles of bike lanes, routes or off-road paths.

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2. San Antonio became the largest American city without an intra-city rail system when Phoenix, the former largest city without such a system, procured one in 2008.

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3. San Antonio is home to iHeartMedia, the largest operator of radio stations in the US Its flagship, WOAI AM-1200, is known for its local news operation, considered among the best in the country.

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4. San Antonio is home to a campus of The Culinary Institute of America.

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5. San Antonio hosts over 100,000 students in its 31 higher-education institutions.

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6. In May 2010, the City of San Antonio agreed to release thousands of acres of land in its extraterritorial jurisdiction along Interstate 10 to Schertz.

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7. Unlike most large cities in the US, San Antonio is not completely surrounded by independent suburban cities, and under Texas state law it exercises extraterritorial jurisdiction over much of the surrounding unincorporated land, including planning major thoroughfares and enforcing rules for platting and subdivision.

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8. In 1983 San Antonio had the 10th highest homicide rate in Texas with 18.5 homicides per 100,000 residents.

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9. University of Texas at San Antonio fields the only collegiate men's rugby team in the city.

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10. San Antonio is home to the first museum of modern art in Texas, the McNay Art Museum.

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11. San Antonio is home to several commercial amusement parks, including Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Splashtown and Morgan's Wonderland, a theme park for children with special needs.

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12. In 2015, San Antonio was ranked at No 50 by Forbes magazine on their list of the Best Places for Business and Careers, while being listed as the 15th best market for job growth.

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13. The City of San Antonio received $195 million in the same year from the hospitality industry, with revenues from hotel occupancy tax, sales taxes and others.

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14. San Antonio has a diversified economy with a gross domestic product of approximately $96.8 billion.

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15. San Antonio has a large Hispanic population with a significant African American population.

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16. San Antonio has experienced two F4 tornadoes, one in 1953 and another in 1973.

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17. On January 13, 1985, San Antonio received a record snowfall of 16 inches.

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18. San Antonio is at the westernmost limit for both Cabbage palmetto and Spanish moss.

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19. Since the late twentieth century, San Antonio has had steady population growth.

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20. San Antonio is home to six Fortune 500 companies and the South Texas Medical Center, the only medical research and care provider in the South Texas region.

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