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10 Interesting Facts About Pasadena, Texas

Facts About Pasadena

  • Pasadena is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, within the Houston–The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area.
  • The rose was adopted as Pasadena’s official flower on September 22, 1961.
  • The city has a total area of 44.5 square miles, of which 44.2 square miles is land and 0.4 square miles is water.
  • The area was founded in 1893 by John H. Burnett of Galveston, who named the area after Pasadena, California, because of the perceived lush vegetation.
  • The city of Pasadena, community police outreach has devoted “friendship gardens” to the city of Hadano, Japan.
  • The Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department is the largest of all volunteer municipal fire departments in the United States.
  • The estimated population of Pasadena is 153,350, as of 2019.
  • Prior to European settlement, the area around Galveston Bay was settled by the Karankawa and Atakapan tribes, particularly the Akokisa, who lived throughout the Gulf Coast region.
  • An asteroid was given the name Pasadena in 1980, in part because it is a middle-sized “suburban” asteroid eight miles in diameter.
  • The Tournament of Roses annual parade of flower-covered floats has been held in Pasadena since January 1, 1890.

 

Facts About Pasadena, Texas
Facts About Pasadena, Texas

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