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Did You Know These About San Antonio?

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According to the famous American literary icon, Mark Twain - there are only four unique cities in the United States, and San Antonio is one of them. If you think SA is just another tourist vacation destination, you are in for a big surprise. Read further and trace some interesting facts you probably Didn't Know about San Antonio.

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  • San Antonio was designated its name in honor of St. Anthony of Padua.

  • San Antonio government type is Council-Manager.

  • SA is the second most populated city in Texas

  • SA's nicknames are S.A., San Antone, River City, Alamo City, Countdown City and Military City USA.

  • San Antonio is the third largest city in Texas.

  • The city's primary source of drinking water is the Edwards Aquifer.

  • Since 1891, SA has been celebrating Fiesta Noche del Rio, celebrated for 10 days every year in April.

  • The Tower of the Americas is SA's tallest building at 750-feet.

  • For both residents and visitors, SA has been graded as the most affordable city.

  • Note that, in SA it is illegal to flirt or respond to flirtatious gestures like using the hands or eyes.

  • SA owned the nation's first air-conditioned office building - the Milam Building

  • Bexer County’s Bibliotech - The country's first completely digitized library without a single physical book.

  • San Antonio is the inventor of the first commercial Local Area Network (LAN).

  • SA has been denoted as “the most Catholic city in the United States” by Pope John Paul II.

  • The 18th Century San Pedro Springs Park is the nation's second oldest park.

  • SeaWorld San Antonio is the world's largest marine-life theme park.
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