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Capital
Austin
Became a State
December 29, 1845 (28th)
Location
Southern-central United States
Area
268,581 sq. miles (2nd)
Population
25,145,561 (2nd)
Major Cities 
Houston, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio
Products
cattle, cotton, grain sorghum, watermelons, cabbages, spinach, wheat, corn,
shipping, petroleum, natural gas, steel, banking, insurance
Climate
three main climate zones – humid subtropical in eastern half, temperate semi-arid
steppe climate of the northwestern part, including the Panhandle and the subtropical
parts of west Texas  - winters colder in northern region, while Gulf Coast has mild winters -
summer climate ranges cool to hot
Yearly Precipitation
averages 48 inches
Professional Sports Teams
Houston Astros (Major League Baseball)
FC Dallas (Major League Soccer)
Dallas Mavericks (National Basketball Association)
Houston Rockets (National Basketball Association)
San Antonio Spurs (National Basketball Association)
Dallas Cowboys (National Football League)
Houston Texans (National Football League)
Dallas Stars (National Hockey League)
Major Waterways
Rio Grande River, Gulf of Mexico, Red River,
Brazos River
Most Famous Citizens
Dwight D. Eisenhower (United States President)
Lyndon B. Johnson (United States President)
John Nance Garner (United States Vice President)
Howard Hughes (industrialist, aviator)
Quanah Parker (Comanche chief)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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