Texas, with the postal abbreviation TX is one among the 50 states in the US, situated in the south innermost division of the nation. Texas is surrounded by North Carolina in the east, Missouri and Arkansas in the west, Virginia and Kentucky in the north and Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi in the south. The eastern part of the state is dominated by the Appalachian Mountains and its western part is dominated by the Mississippi River. The Texas state shares an international boundary with four states of Mexico, such as Coahuila, Chihuahua, Tamaulipas and Nuevo León in the south.
Owing to geographic features, such as the Balcones Fault and the size, the Texas state contains various landscapes that look like the landscapes of the South America and Southwestern part of America. Even though the state is widely related to the deserts in its Southwestern part, below 10 % of the land area of the state is desert. The majority of the populace centers are situated in regions of earlier prairies, forests, grasslands, and the coastline. The state has the landscape that extends from piney forest and coastal swamps, to rocky hills and rolling plains, and lastly the barren region to peaks. Texas is the 2nd most crowded and the 2nd most wide-ranging state among the 50 states of the country.
Texas was the 28th state admitted to the union on the 29th of December 1845. The total land area of Texas is 268,597 square miles, which offers the state an area the 2nd rank among the available 50 states of the country. In addition, water surface occupies 7,371 square miles of the total area of the state within its boundaries. There are 254 counties in Texas among which the Loving County was the most recent county formed in the state, in the year 1931.
Consistent with 2010 United States Census information, the population of Texas was 20,851,820. Among the counties of the Texas State, the most populous county is the Harris County with the population of 4,092,459, and the Loving County is ranked as the least populous county with the population of 82.
As of 2010, there are 34 State Electoral Votes in Texas. The State Quarter issue Date of Texas is June 1, 2004. The state motto of Texas is “Friendship“.
Lone Star State is the nickname of the state of Texas. The name of the state bird of Texas is the Mockingbird. Pecan is the state tree of Texas, and the Bluebonnet is the state flower. Austin City is the state capital of Texas. The Houston City is the biggest of all cities in Texas by population, and the same city ranks first in total land area, too. The El Paso City is the oldest city in Texas. The Texas State is served by 21 area codes, such as 210, 214, 254, 281, 361, 409, 469, 512, 682, 713, 806, 817, 830, 832, 903, 915, 936, 940, 956, 972 and 979.