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