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Austin Go Go is an Austin Directory for local businesses, social groups, places and anything else interesting in Austin TX.

Some interesting facts that you may or may not know about Austin, TX.

– it has a population of 786,386 according to the 2009 U.S. Census estimate, being both the cultural and economic center of the Austin-Round Rock San Marcos Metropolitan area, which itself totals 1.7 million people according to the same 2009 U.S. Census estimate, and forms the 35th largest metropolitan area in the U.S.

– Austin was settled in the 1830s when it was originally called Waterloo. (now Waterloo is the name of an unicorporated community in Williamson County).

– The city was renamed Austin to honor Stephen F. Austin who is known as the Father of Texas.

– Austin is home to four Fortune 500 corporations, namely: Dell, Whole Foods Market, Forestar Group and Freescale Semiconductor

– Due to the very large number of live music venues and local musicians, Austin has been dubbed “The music capital of the world.”

– Many Austin business use the term “Violet Crown” in their name to represent the violet glow of color across the hills that is visible just after sunset during the Winter season.

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