Bryan is a city located in the Brazos Valley region of Texas, in the United States. It is the county seat of Brazos County and is part of the College Station-Bryan, Texas metropolitan area. The city is known for being the home of Texas A&M University, the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System, which is one of the largest universities in the country. The city is also home to a large number of technology and engineering companies, and is part of the Texas Research Valley region. Additionally, Bryan is home to a historic downtown area with many shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions.