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Banquete, Texas
Country United States
State Texas
County Nueces
Area
 • Total 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)
 • Land 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 726
 • Density 316/sq mi (121.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Zip Code
78339, 78380
FIPS code 48-05576

Banquete ( 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. 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.

Geography

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.

History

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.

Climate

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.

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