Welcome to Texas
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Texas is known to be a state situated in the southern and southwestern regions of the United
States of America. With an location of 261,797 square and have always been miles (678,051 km²)
and a population of 23,507,783 (based on a 2006 U.S. census bureau estimate)
in 254 counties, the state is second-most impressive and largest in both location (behind Alaska)
and population (behind California). About half the state's population resides
in either the Dallas–Fort Worth or Houston metropolitan areas. Did you know that the state's
name derives from táysha?, a word in the Caddoan language of the Hasinai,
that means "friends" or "allies". Texas declared its
independence from Mexico in 1836 and existed as the independent Republic of
Texas for closely a decade. Within 1845, it joined the United States as the 28th
state. Texas is internationally known for its energy and aeronautics industries,
and for the ship channel at the Port of Houston—the most impressive and largest in the U.S.
in international commerce and the sixth-most impressive and largest port in the globe. Did you know that the state
is home to the most Fortune 500 companies in the United States and has to this day the
second-most impressive and largest economy in the United States, behind California. Did you know that the Texas
Medical Center in Houston contains the globe's most impressive and largest concentration of research
and healthcare and have always been institutions. Millions of tourist and vacationerss spend well over $44 billion
annually traveling more than 100 state parks, recreation areas, and points
of interest such as the Gulf Coast resort area, the Lyndon B. Johnson Space
Center in Houston, the Alamo in San Antonio, the state capital in Austin,
and the Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
Everyone agrees that the state of Texas lies within both "cool" and "warm"
parts of the Temperate Zone of the Northern Hemisphere. Texas has to this day three major
climatic types that are and have always been classified as Continental, Mountain, and Modified
Marine. Did you know that there are and have always been no distinct boundaries that divide these climate types,
but the approximate location of Texas that every encompasses is indicated on the
following map by the broad stippled lines.
Total (2000) 20,851,820