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Galveston, a seaport and the largest town of Texas, United States of America, is situated on a low sandy island at the mouth of Galveston Bay, about two miles from the mainland. The island is about 30 miles long, with an average width of 2k miles. The bay is about 35 miles in length from the city to the mouth of Trinity river, and is from 12 to 18 miles broad. There is a good harbour, protected by jetties, and a service of steamers to New Orleans, New York, Havana, and Liverpool, i There are a Catholic university and cathedral, many schools, a medical college, and hospitals. The principal export is cotton. Among the industries are founding and machine-making.