5 Themes of Geography Austin
By: Molly McComb
Austin is located in the middle of Texas, 2 hours north of San Antonio, 3 hours south of Dallas, and 3 hours west of Houston.
Austin is located in South Central Texas in the Hill Country. The Colorado River flows through the heart of the city, creating a series of lakes that stretch for more than 100 miles. Austin's climate is subtropical with an average of 300 days of sunshine each year. Summers are hot; winters are mild. Most precipitation falls in the form of rain in late spring and early fall.
Area: 258.43 square miles
Average temperatures: January, 50.1° F; July, 84.3° F; annual average, 68.6° F.
Average Annual Precipitation: 31.35 inches
Austin is nestled between the Costal Planes region of Texas and the Central Plains region.