Beaumont is a city located in the southeast of Texas (USA), about 125 km east of Houston and 35 km west of the border with Louisiana, on the western bank of the Neches River. Beaumont is the county seat of Jefferson County. Beaumont has a population of 120,000. Beaumont is the 24th largest city in Texas by population. Beaumont belongs to the Beaumont-Port Arthur metropolitan area. Together with the cities of Port Arthur and Orange, Beaumont is the so-called. "golden triangle" - a large industrial area in the region of the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Beaumont is also home to Lamar University with approximately 15,000 students.