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While dining at Charley's 517 today, the table next to me was mostly Scottish and U.K. folks. Last week, it was a Capetown, South African contingent. There is always an international table somewhere at lunch at Charley's. This reminded me to check to see how many foreign consulates we have in Houston. 83 was the number I found. Houston is Texas' most international city, and one of the most international cities in the world. Perhaps it is the energy sector that brings the most to the table, but Houston's diversity is the magnet that attracts thousands of people every year to this semi-tropical mega-city. A co-worker informed me that there are over 90 languages spoken in Houston. I can only speak one: Texan. :lol:

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List of consulates in Houston

All phone numbers are area code (713) unless otherwise noted:

Albania - (281)-354-0789

Angola - 212-3840

Argentina - 871-8935

Australia - 782-6009

Austria - 723-9979

Barbados - 281-392-9794

Belgium - 426-3933

Belize - 999-4484

Bolivia - 977-2344

Botswana - 680-1155

Brazil - 961-3063 http://www.brazilhouston.org/

Cameroon - 936-336-6401

Canada - 821-1440 http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/can-am/houston/

Chile - 963-9066

China - 524-0780 http://www.chinahouston.org/

Columbia - 527-9093 http://www.colhouston.org/

Costa Rica - 266-0484

Cyprus - 928-2264

Denmark - 622-9018

Dominican Republic - 266-0165

Ecuador - 572-8731

Egypt - 961-4915

El Salvador - 270-6239

Ethiopia - 271-7628

Finland - 552-1722

France - 572-2799 http://www.consulfrance-houston.org/

Germany - 627-7770 http://www.germanconsulatehouston.org/

Ghana - 960-8806

Greece - 840-7522

Guatemala - 953-9531

Guyana - (281)-497-4466

Haiti - 661-8275

Honduras - 622-4572

Hungary - 529-2727

Iceland - 281-367-2440

India - 626-2148 http://www.cgihouston.org/

Indonesia - 785-1691 http://www.indonesiahouston.org/

Ireland - 961-5263

Israel - 627-3780 http://www.israelemb.org/tx/

Italy - 850-7520 http://www.italconshouston.org/

Japan - 652-2977 http://www.houston.us.emb-japan.go.jp/

Jordan - 224-2911

South Korea - 961-0186

Kyrgyzstan - (281)-920-1841

Latvia - 888-0404

Lebanon - 268-1640

Malta - 654-7900

Mexico - 271-6800

Mongolia - 759-1922

Morocco - 521-7607

Netherlands - 622-8000 http://www.nlconsulatehouston.org/

New Zealand - 973-8680

Nicaragua - 789-2762

Norway - 521-2900 http://www.norway.org/houston/

Pakistan - 281-890-2223 http://www.embassyofpakistan.org/houston.php

Panama - 622-4451 http://www.conpahouston.com/

Paraguay - 558-9878

Peru - 355-9517

Philippines - 877-6700

Poland - (281)-565-8900

Portugal - 759-1188

Qatar - 355-8221

Romania - 629-1551

Russia - 337-3300

Saudi Arabia - 785-5577

Slovenia - 430-7350

South Korea - 961-0186 http://www.koreahouston.org/

Spain - 783-6200

Sweden - 953-1417 (located in Bellaire, Texas)

Switzerland - 650-0000 http://www.eda.admin.ch/washington_emb/e/h...ul/houston.html

Syria - 622-8860

Taiwan - 626-7445 http://www.teco-us.org/houston.cfm

Thailand - 229-8733

Trinidad & Tobago - 465-4660

Tunisia - 782-9021

Turkey - 622-5849

Ukraine - (281)-242-2842

United Kingdom - 659-6270 http://www.britainusa.com/houston/

Venezuela - 974-0028

There are several missing from that list. Will try to find a more updated list.

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I thought it was cool when the World Trade Center was built, and all +40 consulates Houston had at the time were located there.

Christ, that was back in the old days. You are right. The World Trade Ctr. :lol:

Anyhow, we have evolved as the premier international city of the United States of America. Our competition in Texas? Dallas at 30 consulates. :lol::lol::lol:

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I thought it was cool when the World Trade Center was built, and all +40 consulates Houston had at the time were located there.

I don't think that is true. (all of Houston's consulates being in the World Trade Center Building). The Directory of Tenants when the building opened in 1962 shows only three consulates in the building: Great Britain, Belgium, and Mexico.

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On 2/19/2009 at 4:43 AM, rsb320 said:

The Australian consulate used to be in the Post Oak Towers, but it looks like they're on Feagan now.

 

It's only an honorary consulate - no actual consul general. I think the original consulate general closed in the 1990s.

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On 2/18/2009 at 2:43 PM, rsb320 said:

The Australian consulate used to be in the Post Oak Towers, but it looks like they're on Feagan now.

 

11 hours ago, VicMan said:

 

It's only an honorary consulate - no actual consul general. I think the original consulate general closed in the 1990s.

 

According to Australia's embassy website, it's still on Post Oak Blvd (3009) and it's still a Consulate General.  http://usa.embassy.gov.au/whwh/HoustonCG0315HoustonCG0315.html

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Just heard on Ch 13 ABC that the Mexican Consulate by Midtown/Museum District is closing this month and moving to Richmond St on the west side.

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1 hour ago, hindesky said:

Just heard on Ch 13 ABC that the Mexican Consulate by Midtown/Museum District is closing this month and moving to Richmond St on the west side.

Looks like they're going to be at Richmond and Rogerdale, just outside the beltway.  Down the street a little ways is the Indonesian consulate.

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Correct.  Richmond and Rogerdale.  TxDOT swapped about 3 acres of state-owned land at this location in exchange for Mexico's current property, which will be demolished for the NHHIP.  I'm sad to see the Mexican Consulate move outside the Loop (and Beltway), and wish a different solution could have been found.  But excited this part of the highway project continues to progress.

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Wow.  Did ABC13 really include this line in their story?!?!?!:


“There is no word yet on what will happen to the old consulate building on Caroline Street in Midtown.”

Should someone tell them about the plan to rebuild I-69 which requires the demolition of the old building (and which is scheduled to kick off either late this year or early next)?

Pathetic

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1 hour ago, Houston19514 said:

Wow.  Did ABC13 really include this line in their story?!?!?!:


“There is no word yet on what will happen to the old consulate building on Caroline Street in Midtown.”

Should someone tell them about the plan to rebuild I-69 which requires the demolition of the old building (and which is scheduled to kick off either late this year or early next)?

 

 

Maybe they should read HAIF...

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2 hours ago, Houston19514 said:

Wow.  Did ABC13 really include this line in their story?!?!?!:


“There is no word yet on what will happen to the old consulate building on Caroline Street in Midtown.”

Should someone tell them about the plan to rebuild I-69 which requires the demolition of the old building (and which is scheduled to kick off either late this year or early next)?

 

 

Is there any doubt at this point that good journalism is dead and gone?

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