The city of Austin, also called "Live Music Capital of the World", "Silicon Hills" was settled in 1835 and encompasses the following counties: Travis, Williamson, Hays. Austin's government type is Council–manager. It is comprised of the Mayor, who is currently Lee Leffingwell, City Manager, who is currently Marc Ott.
Austin encompasses land area: 271.816 sq mi (704.00 km2), water area: 6.91 sq mi (17.90 km2). The elevation is 489 ft (149 m) above sea level. This equates to a population density of 3,262.86/sq mi (1,259.80/km2). The local time zone is CST (UTC-6).
Local area codes are 512 & 737. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 48-05000, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at www.austintexas.gov.