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Texas State Profile

Texas State Profile

Texas is a state in the South Central region of the United States. Texas is the second-largest state in the United States of America by Area and Population.

Texas shares borders with the states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the country of Mexican and has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast.

Texas lies between two major cultural spheres of Pre-Columbian North America: the Southwestern and the Plains areas.

Texas is named after the Caddo word táysha, which means friend and was later spelt Tejas or Texas by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves, specifically the Hasinai Confederacy, the final ‘s’ representing the Spanish plural.

The Republic of Texas made several attempts to negotiate annexation with the United States. Texas was finally annexed when the expansionist James K. Polk won the election of 1844. On December 29, 1845, the U.S. Congress admitted Texas to the U.S. as a constituent state of the Union.

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Texas, USA Stats and Facts

29 million
Population
Austin
Capital City
695,662 km²
Area
English
Major language
1,844 Billion
US Dollars
38.2%
College Educated
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Texas brief Timeline History

1820 – 1824 Mexico Wins Independence from Spain
March 2, 1836 The Republic of Texas
January 01, 1839 Austin becomes capital of Texas
February 19, 1846 Texas annexed to the United States
1936 Texas Celebrates the Centennial

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