The city's record high temperature is 109 °F (43 °C) on September 5, 2000.
Corpus Christi was founded as a trading post in 1839 by Colonel Henry L. Kinney.
The King Ranch is one of the largest and oldest working cattle and horse ranches in the world.
Port Corpus Christi is one of the nation's largest ports.
Corpus Christi covers 460.2 square miles, of which 154.6 are land and 305.6 are water.
Corpus Christi's soil base is mostly sand & clay.
There are at least 33 species of shark in the Gulf of Mexico.
Padre Island National Seashore has more than 350 kinds of birds, and many small animals, reptiles and varied marine life are found.