Texas is Located in the South Central United States, the second-largest U.S. state by both area and population, and the largest state in the contiguous United States. It share boundaries with Oklahoma, Mexico, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Arkansas.
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Texas is the second biggest state in the United States and is located in the south-central part. It covers an area of 268,820 sq miles. The capital of Texas is Austin.
In terms of population and size, Texas State is the second biggest state in the United States. It is also the biggest state in the contiguous United States (excluding Hawaii and Alaska). About Texas State - Texas is situated in the south-central part of the United States. The state is bordered by Oklahoma to the north, Mexico to the south, Louisiana to the east, New Mexico to the west, and Arkansas to the northeast.
The entire state covers an area of 268,820 sq miles or 696,200 km2. The state is also popularly known as the Lone Star State. The state was a Mexican colony and the lone star represents the state as a sovereign republic. You will see the Lone Star on the State Seal of Texas and Texas State Flag. Dallas-Forth Worth-Arlington is the biggest metropolitan region in the state. The state is made up of 254 counties.
Because of its huge area, the state features diverse landscapes that have similarities with both South and Southwestern United States. In spite of the fact that the state of Texas is commonly related with the deserts in the Southwest, below 10% of the land territory of the state is desert.
The state of Texas is home to 28,995,881 residents (as per 2019 U.S. Census Bureau Quick Facts). It attained its statehood in 1845. It is 10% bigger than France and nearly two times as big as Germany or Japan. If it were a nation, it would have been the 40th biggest country after Chile and Zambia. Three of its boundaries are determined by rivers.
Geographically, Texas is divided into 14 soil zones, 10 weather zones, and 11 discrete environmental areas. Politically, the state is divided into North, South, East, West and Central Texas.
Major Cities in Texas by Population:Cities with populations over 50,000 include: Houston (2,242,193), San Antonio (1,351,305), Dallas (1,279,910), Austin (757,688), Fort Worth (703,073), El Paso (613,190), Arlington (374,417), Corpus Christi (286,462), Plano (267,480), Laredo (221,659), Lubbock (220,483), Garland (218,577), Irving (201,358), Amarillo (187,236), Brownsville (175,494), Grand Prairie (160,641), Pasadena (146,439), Mesquite (132,123), McAllen (129,776), Carrollton (125,595), Waco (124,009), McKinney (121,211), Denton (119,454), Killeen (116,934), Abilene (116,484), Beaumont (110,553), Midland (106,561), Round Rock (104,446), Lewisville (101,624), Richardson (101,589), Wichita Falls (101,202), Odessa (98,801), Tyler (97,705), Frisco (96,676), San Angelo (91,880), College Station (84,128), Pearland (82,903), Allen (81,268), Sugar Land (80,704), Longview (77,211), Missouri City (74,723), Bryan (72,357), Edinburg (71,520), League City (71,222), Baytown (70,330), Flower Mound 69,307), Mission (67,119), Pharr (65,258), North Richland Hills (65,078), Harlingen (64,843), Victoria (62,558), Cedar Park (62,308), Temple (59,654), Galveston (57,086), Port Arthur (55,910), Rowlett (55,780), Conroe (55,429), New Braunfels (53,547), San Marcos (52,927), Euless (52,579), Grapevine (50,471).
Texas Interstates Highways:
The Interstate Highway System in Texas are I2, I-10, I-14, I-20, I-27, I-30, I-35, I-35E, I-35W, I-37, I-40, I-44, I-45, I-49, I-69, I-69C, I-69E, I-69W, I-110 , I-169, I-345, I-369, I-410, I-610, I-635 and I-820. It covers total lenghth of 3,274.7 mi (5,270.1 km). The longest Interstate Highway of Texas is I-10 with 878.6 miles and the shortest is I-110 at 0.9 miles.
US Highways and State Routes in Texas:
Route 54, Route 57, Route 59, Route 60, Route 62, Route 67, Route 69, Route 70, Route 75, Route 77, Route 79, Route 80, Route 81, Route 82, Route 83, Route 84, Route 87, Route 90, Route 90A, Route 175 Route 180, Route 181, Route 183, Route 190, Route 259, Route 277, Route 281, Route 283, Route 285, Route 287, Route 290, Route 377, Route 380 and Route 385.
Texas State Facts:
|Largest metro and urban areas||Dallas–Fort Worth|
|Abbreviation||TX, Tex. US-TX|
|Joined the Union||December 29, 1845 (28th)|
|Nickname||The Lone Star State|
|Area||268,58 sq mi (696,241 km2)|
|Timezone||Most of state Central Timezone : UTC −6/−5 , Tip of West Texas: Mountain: UTC −7/−6|
|Population (2020 Census)||29,145,505 (Rank - 2nd)|
|Highest Point||Guadalupe Peak|
|Lowest Point||Gulf of Mexico|