Facts About Corpus Christi
The city’s name means the body of Christ in Ecclesiastical Latin, in reference to the Christian sacrament of Holy Communion.
The nickname of the city is “Sparkling City by the Sea”, particularly featured in tourist literature.
Corpus Christi is a coastal city in the South Texas region of the U.S. state of Texas and the county seat and largest city of Nueces County, it also extends into Aransas, Kleberg, and San Patricio Counties.
Karankawans inhabited the Corpus Christi region in pre-Columbian times.
Corpus Christi has a total area of 460.2 square miles, of which 154.6 mi2 are land and 305.6 mi2 are covered by water.
The majority of the population is employed in the services, wholesale and retail trades, and government sectors. Corpus Christi has an unemployment rate of 4.5% as of July 2019.
The estimated population of Corpus Christi is 325,780, as of 2019.
Corpus Christi keeps a thriving and active relationship with these sister cities Agen, Lot-et-Garonne, France, Keelung, Taiwan & Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan.
The Port of Corpus Christi is the fifth-largest in the United States.
Corpus Christi was incorporated on September 9, 1852.