Banquete, Texas

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Banquete, Texas
Coordinates: 27°48′2″N 97°47′50″W / 27.80056°N 97.79722°W / 27.80056; -97.79722
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyNueces
Area
 • Total2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)
 • Land2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population
 • Total726
 • Density320/sq mi (120/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Zip Code
78339, 78380
FIPS code48-05576

Banquete (/bæŋˈkɛti/ bang-KET-ee) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Nueces County, Texas, United States. Banquete is located at the intersection of State Highway 44 and FM 666, 23 miles west of Corpus Christi.[1] Banquete should not be confused with Rancho Banquete, a census-designated place situated several miles west of the community.

Banquete is a new CDP as of the 2010 census with a population of 726.[2]

Geography[edit]

Banquete is located at 27°48′2″N 97°47′50″W / 27.80056°N 97.79722°W / 27.80056; -97.79722 (27.800641, -97.797179). The CDP has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), all land.[3]

History[edit]

Banquete was named for a four-day feast honoring the completion of a road linking San Patricio, Texas with Matamoros in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. The community was also a stop on the Texas Mexican Railway.[4] Was also the place of Camp Charles Russell, military camp to train CSA soldiers.

Education[edit]

The Banquete Independent School District serves area students. Their last graduating class consisted of fifty five seniors.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Banquete has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[5]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Banquete, TX - Handbook of Texas.
  2. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Counts, 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). Texas: 2010.
  3. ^ "Banquete, Texas :: Boundary Map of Banquete, Texas".
  4. ^ Banquete, Texas - Texas Escapes Online Magazine.
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Banquete, Texas
  6. ^ "About Konni". konniburton.com. Retrieved December 1, 2014.

Coordinates: 27°48′22″N 97°47′46″W / 27.80611°N 97.79611°W / 27.80611; -97.79611