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The 28th State - admitted to the
Union Dec. 29, 1845
State Name - from Tejas, Indian word meaning
State Capital - Austin
State Dish - Chili
Coastline - Approximately 367 miles
Rivers and Streams - More than 3,700
Lakes - More than 5,175 square miles (Toledo
Bend Reservoir, covering 35 square miles is the largest in Texas)
Highest point - Guadalupe Peak at 8,749 feet
Land mass - 266,807 square miles
Population - (1991) 17,349,000 ranked third
among the 50 states
State Bird -
State Fish - Guadalupe Bass
State Flower -
State Gem -
State Grass - Sideoats Grama
State Motto - Friendship
(Don't Mess with Texas)
State Seashell - Lightning Whelk
State Song - "Texas, our Texas"
Popular Songs in Texas -
Click Here"Good ol Music"
State Tree - Pecan
Texas is the nation's leading producer of oil, natural
gas, beef, sheep, goats, wool, cotton, watermelons and rice.
The State Capitol in Austin stands tallest among all the
Texas has more counties (254) than any other state.
Of the nation's ten largest cities, 3 are in Texas (San
Antonio, Dallas, and Houston).
Texas A&M University supplied more ROTC officers in World
War II than all other schools in the nation combined.