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Capital City:

Austin

Statehood:

December 29, 1845 (28th)

Population:

20,044,141

Nickname:

Lone Star State

Motto:

Friendship

Origin of State Name:

Based on a word used by Caddo Indians meaning "friends"

Counties:

254

Largest Cities:

Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, El Paso, Austin

Border States:

Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma

Land Area:

262,015 sq. mi.; 2nd largest

Highest Point:

Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 ft

Lowest Point:

Gulf of Mexico, sea level

State Bird:

Mockingbird

State Flower:

Bluebonnet (lupinus)

State Tree:

Pecan (carya illinoensis)

State Song:

Texas, Our Texas

State Web Site:

www.state.tx.us


For more websites on Texas check out Texas Links.

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