Texas is the second largest US state both by area and by the population. It is also called the long star state. It borders with Mexico, New Mexico, Oklahoma and some other states. The largest city of Texas is Houston city. It has rich culture and friendly people. Texas has its importance in many ways which make it luminous among the 50 US states. Below are given some facts about Texas.
1: Texas derived from tejas
The word texas is derived from the cddo word tejas. Tejas means friends or allies hence the name given to Texas by the Spanish.
2. The population of Texas
Texas is a very densely populated state. It has a current population of 24 million. The cattle kept in Texas alone are 16 million. Therefore total population of Texas is 40 million.
The 70 percent of the population that lives in Texas lives within 200 miles of Austin.
4. The three most populous cities
The state of Texas has three most populous cities of United States. These cities are Huston, Dallas and san Antonio. Texas is the second largest and populated state of United State.
5. The least and most populated counties
Texas has the least and most populated counties of United States. The most populated is the Harris County with 3.4 million populations while the least populated is loving county with only 67 residents.
6. 215 cities
Texas has total of 215 cities which contain the population of 10,000 or more residents.
7. The Dallas-fort
The Dallas fort of Texas has the most population living in this area than 39 states of the United States. Colorado is a state with 5 million population while Dallas fort alone has 6.9 residents living there as up to the latest readings of 2011.
8. The area under Texas
Texas State contains total of 7.4 percent of total area of United States. The total area is numbers is 267,339 square miles. This means that the area as compared to the population makes it densely populated state.
9. The mountains of Texas
Texas has 90 huge mountains. These mountains are one mile or so high. The Guadalupe peak is situated in the west of Texas. It is 8,751 meters high and the highest of the 90 mountains.
The total of 10% of the area under Texas State is covered by forests. 5 of these forests are national while the rest are state forests.