Texas is a large state in the southern U.S. with deserts, pine forest and the Rio Grande, a river that forms its border with Mexico. In its biggest city, Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts houses works by well-known Impressionist and Renaissance painters, while Space Center Houston offers interactive displays engineered by NASA. Austin, the capital, is known for its eclectic music scene and LBJ Presidential Library.
State Capital: Austin.
Texas state joined the union in 1845 as the 28th state. Texas is located in the south central area of the US and it is the largest state in land area in the United States (excluding Alaska). Texas measures almost 1000 miles from the north to south and east to west.
Water delineates many of Texas' borders. The Red River makes up two-third of east Texas' boundary with Oklahoma to the north. The Sabine River defines most of the boundary with Louisiana to the east. By land, Texas shares a boundary with Arkansas. The Gulf of Mexico lies to the southeast of Texas and the Rio Grande carves a channel that separate Mexico and Texas in the southwest. To the west lies New Mexico and Austin is the state capital of Texas which is located in the south central part.
Texas' geography is extremely diverse and vast in nearly all aspects and affects Texas' history, economy, and cultural life. Texas was part of the Spanish empire for more than a hundred years and it was also part of the newly founded Mexico between 1821 to 1836. Before joining the union, Texas was an independent republic on its own for a short while.
Texans identify strongly with their cowboy heritage and it had a raw and lawless image. Over the years with economic development, blessed with oil, natural gas and agricultural wealth, Texas developed its industries anfinancece sectors.
The name Texas comes from the Caddo word "thecas", which translates to "friends" or "allies". The Spanish spelled the name "tejas" or "texas" and used this term to refer to the area where the Native American lived. Texas is commonly divided into the Easter and Western regions although there isn't a clear dividing line. In general, East Texas has a wet climate and is characterized by cotton with ties to the Old South while West Texas is dry and well known for cattle ranching with ties to the West.
The Main Cities in Texas
Below are the largest cities in the state of Texas and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Memphis - 2,099,451
2. San Antonio - 1,327,407
3. Dallas - 1,197,816
4. Austin - 790,390
5. Fort Worth - 741,206
6. El Paso - 649,121
7. Arlington - 365,438
8. Corpus Christi - 305,215
9. Plano - 259,841
10. Laredo - 236,091
Famous Landmarks in Texas
Below are some of Texas’s most visited landmarks:
-Remember the Alamo? The San Antonio site plays a central part in American history as the place of a pivotal battle in the Texas Revolution in 1836, which launched folk heroes like Davy Crockett to fame.
Tallest Buildings in Texas
Below are the tallest buildings in Texas:
-JPMorgan Chase Tower in Houston, Texas is the tallest building in Texas, the 17th tallest building in the US, and also the tallest 5-sided building in the world. It was completed in 1982, includes 75 floors and 52 elevators, and rises 1,002 feet.
1. JPMorgan Chase Tower (75 stories; 1002 feet)
2. Wells Fargo Plaza (72 stories; 992 feet)
3. Bank of America (Dallas) (72 stories; 921 feet)
4. Williams Tower (64 stories; 901 feet)
5. Renaissance Tower (56 stories; 886 feet)
6. Comerica Bank Tower (60 stories; 787 feet)
7. Bank of America Centre (56 stories; 780 feet)
8. Heritage Plaza (53 stories; 762 feet)
9. Enterprise Plaza (55 stories; 756 feet)
10. Centerpoint Energy Plaza (47 stories; 741 feet)
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