15 Fast Facts about Texas

Texas is larger than any country in Europe.

Facts about Texas

Located in the South Central region of the U.S., Texas is the 2nd most populous state of the United States. Texas ruled as an independent nation as the Republic of Texas between the years of 1836–1845. If Texas was its own country, it would be ranked as the 39th largest country in the world – it is larger than any country in Europe. In fact, Texas is the only state in the lower 48 U.S. states to have its own power grid. Here are 15 fast facts about Texas.

Fast Facts about Texas:

  1. Capital: Austin
  2. U.S. State Abbreviation: TX
  3. Admission to Statehood: December 29, 1845
  4. # State to Enter Union: 28th State
  5. Time Zone(s): Central/Mountain
  6. Nickname: Lone Star State
  7. Largest City: Houston
  8. Number of Representatives: 36
  9. Bird: Mockingbird
  10. Flower: Bluebonnet (Lupins texensis)
  11. Flag Colors: Red, White, and Blue
  12. Demonym: Texan
  13. Border States: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma
  14. Population (2013): 26,448,193; Rank: 2 of 50
  15. Motto/Slogan: Friendship

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