Austin is the capital of the state of Texas, the Lone Star State. Located in Central Texas on the eastern edge of the American Southwest, the city dates back to the 1830s, when the first Anglo-American settlers arrived in the area.
Austin is known for its eclectic live-music scene centered around country, blues and rock. Its many parks and lakes are popular for hiking, biking, swimming and boating. South of the city, Formula One's Circuit of the Americas raceway has hosted the United States Grand Prix.