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Map of Texas

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Texas Counties And County Seats Map

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Texas National Parks Map

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Texas Area Codes Map

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Map of Airports in Texas

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Map of Airports in Texas

Texas Time Zones Map

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Texas Time Zones Map

Large detailed map of Texas with cities and towns

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Large detailed map of Texas with cities and towns

Texas State Historic Sites Map

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Texas State Historic Sites Map

Road map of Texas with cities

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Road map of Texas with cities

Texas highway map

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Texas highway map

Texas State Parks Map

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Texas State Parks Map

Maps of the regions of Texas

Map of East Texas

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Map of East Texas

Map of North Texas

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Map of South Texas

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Map of South Texas

Map of West Texas

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Map of West Texas

Map of Texas coast

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Map of Texas coast

Map of Central Texas

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Map of Central Texas

Maps of Texas and Neighbouring States

Map of Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas

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Map of Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas

Map of New Mexico and Texas

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Map of New Mexico and Texas

About Texas

Texas lies in the south-central region of the United States. It shares borders with four U.S. states: Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas to the northeast, Louisiana to the east, and New Mexico to the west. International borders, especially with Mexico, run along the southwest and southern boundaries, demarcated primarily by the Rio Grande River. The Gulf of Mexico borders Texas to the southeast, providing significant coastline.

Austin, the capital of Texas, also serves as a major hub for technology and education, notably housing the University of Texas. Other principal cities include Houston, the state's largest city and a global energy center; San Antonio, known for its historical sites like the Alamo; and Dallas, a key commercial and cultural nucleus.

Tourists flock to Texas for a variety of attractions and resorts. The Gulf Coast, including cities like Galveston and Corpus Christi, offers beaches and maritime activities. The state also boasts significant historical sites, such as the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. In Central Texas, the Texas Hill Country attracts visitors with its wineries, scenic landscapes, and recreational opportunities.

Major attractions include the Space Center Houston, a significant site for NASA operations, and Big Bend National Park, which offers extensive hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities. Overall, Texas combines urban, historical, and natural attractions, catering to diverse visitor interests.

The Facts:
Flag of Texas
Flag of Texas
Seal of Texas
Seal of Texas
Capital: Austin
Largest city: Houston
Area: 268,596 sq mi (695,662 sq km)
  • Length 801 mi (1,289 km)
  • Width 773 mi (1,244 km)
Latitude: 25°50′ N to 36°30′ N
Longitude: 93°31′ W to 106°39′ W
Population (2023): 30,503,301 [1]
Density: 114/sq mi (42.9/sq km)
  • Highest elevation (Guadalupe Peak) - 8,751 ft (2,667.4 m)[2]
  • Lowest elevation (Gulf of Mexico) 0 ft (0 m)[2]
Official language:
  • None
Spoken language:[3]
  • 64.9% English
  • 28.8% Spanish
  • 6.3% Other
Religion (2020):[4]
  • 75.5% - Christian
  • 28% - Catholicism
  • 47% - Protestant
  • 0.5% - Other Christians
  • 20% - Unaffiliated
  • 1% - Jewish
  • 1% - Muslim
  • 1% - Buddhist
  • 5% - Other faiths
Racial/ethnic groups (2020):[5]
  • 40.2%% Hispanic or Latino
  • 39.8% Non-Hispanic White
  • 12.8% African American
  • 6.1% Asian
  • 1.4% Native American
  • 0.2% Pacific Islander
  • 1.0% Other
Median household income (2022): $66,963[6]
USPS abbreviation: TX
ISO 3166 code: US-TX
Time zone:
  • Majority of state UTC−06:00 (Central), Summer (DST) UTC−05:00 (CDT)
  • El Paso, Hudspeth, and northwestern Culberson counties UTC−07:00 (Mountain), Summer (DST) UTC−06:00 (MDT)
Official website: www.texas.gov

List of The Largest Cities in Texas by population

List of Largest Cities in Texas by population (2022)[7]
Rank City County Population (2022)[7]
1 Houston Harris 2,302,878
2 San Antonio Bexar 1,472,909
3 Dallas Dallas 1,299,544
4 Austin Travis 974,447
5 Fort Worth Tarrant 956,709
6 El Paso El Paso 677,456
7 Arlington Tarrant 394,602
8 Corpus Christi Nueces 316,239
9 Plano Collin 289,547
10 Lubbock Lubbock 263,93
11 Laredo Webb 256,187
12 Irving Dallas 254,715
13 Garland Dallas 240,854
14 Frisco Collin 219,587
15 McKinney Collin 207,507
16 Grand Prairie Dallas 201,843
17 Amarillo Potter 201,291
18 Brownsville Cameron 189,382
19 Killeen Bell 159,172
20 Denton Denton 150,353
21 Mesquite Dallas 147,899
22 Pasadena Harris 147,662
23 McAllen Hidalgo 144,579
24 Waco McLennan 143,984
25 Midland Midland 134,444
26 Carrollton Dallas 133,82
27 Lewisville Denton 131,215
28 Abilene Taylor 127,385
29 Pearland Brazoria 126,949
30 Round Rock Williamson 126,697
31 College Station Brazos 124,319
32 Richardson Dallas 118,802
33 League City Galveston 115,418
34 Odessa Ector 112,906
35 Beaumont Jefferson 112,089
36 Allen Collin 111,551
37 Sugar Land Fort Bend 109,414
38 Tyler Smith 109,286
39 New Braunfels Comal 104,707
40 Edinburg Hidalgo 104,294
41 Wichita Falls Wichita 102,664
42 Conroe Montgomery 101,405
43 San Angelo Tom Green 99,112
44 Temple Bell 89,458
45 Bryan Brazos 87,792
46 Mission Hidalgo 86,635
47 Georgetown Williamson 86,507
48 Baytown Harris 84,324
49 Longview Gregg 82,531
50 Pharr Hidalgo 80,179

Main sights in Texas

  • San Antonio's River Walk
  • Space Center Houston
  • The Alamo
  • Texas State Capitol
  • Sixth Floor Museum
  • Fort Worth Stockyards
  • USS Lexington
  • Strand Historic District

Counties of Texas

Texas comprises 254 counties, the most of any U.S. state. These administrative subdivisions range widely in both population and geographical size. Harris County, which includes Houston, serves as the most populous, with millions of residents. Conversely, Loving County records the smallest population, often numbering just a few dozen individuals.

Geographical diversity characterizes Texas counties, from the arid landscapes of West Texas to the lush environments in the eastern Piney Woods region.

List of counties in Texas

Texas County Map
Texas County Map

Regions of Texas:

  • Big Bend
  • Blackland Prairies
  • Brazos Valley
  • Canadian River Valley
  • Central Texas
  • Concho Valley
  • Coastal Bend
  • Cross Timbers
  • East Texas
  • Edwards Plateau
  • Gulf Coast
  • Llano Estacado
  • North Texas
  • Northeast Texas
  • Permian Basin
  • Piney Woods
  • Red River Valley
  • Rio Grande Valley
  • South Plains
  • South Texas
  • Southeast Texas
  • Texas Hill Country
  • Texas Panhandle
  • Texas Urban Triangle
  • Trans-Pecos
  • West Texas

List of National Parks in Texas

Texas National Parks Map
Texas National Parks Map

State Parks in Texas

Geography of Texas

Texas, the second-largest state in the U.S., features a diverse geography that spans approximately 268,596 square miles. Its landscape ranges from arid deserts in the west to lush forests in the east. The state is commonly divided into four major regions: the Gulf Coastal Plains, the North Central Plains, the Great Plains, and the Basin and Range Province.

The Gulf Coastal Plains, including major cities like Houston, are characterized by flat lands, marshes, and extensive coastline along the Gulf of Mexico. Moving inland, the North Central Plains feature rolling hills and fertile soils, supporting cattle ranching and agriculture.

The Great Plains extend across the state’s central region, including the Texas Panhandle, known for its vast prairies and agricultural output, particularly wheat and cotton. The Llano Estacado, a notable plateau, is part of this region.

In the west, the Basin and Range Province comprises rugged mountain ranges, desert basins, and plateaus including the Chihuahuan Desert and Big Bend National Park.

Rivers such as the Rio Grande, which forms the border with Mexico, and the Red River, defining part of the boundary with Oklahoma, are crucial geographic features. Texas's diverse topography supports varied ecosystems and an abundance of natural resources.

Major Rivers in Texas

  • Rio Grande
  • Pecos River
  • Nueces River
  • San Antonio River
  • Guadalupe River
  • Lavaca River
  • Colorado River
  • Brazos River
  • San Jacinto River
  • Trinity River
  • Neches River
  • Sabine River
  • Red River
  • Canadian River

Mountain Ranges

  • Guadalupe Mountains
  • Davis Mountains
  • Chisos Mountains
  • Eagle Mountains
  • Chinati Mountains
  • Cornudas Mountains
  • Hueco Mountains
  • Quitman Mountains
  • Sierra Diablo
  • Santiago Mountains
  • Beach Mountains
  • Sierra del Carmen
  • Christmas Mountains
  • Rosillos Mountains

The 15 highest mountain peaks of Texas

Reference [8]
  1. Guadalupe Peak (8,751 ft / 2667 m)
  2. Bush Mountain (8,631 ft / 2631 m)
  3. Shumard Peak (8,615 ft / 2626 m)
  4. Bartlett Peak (8,508 ft / 2593 m)
  5. Baldy Peak (8,378 ft / 2554 m)
  6. Hunter Peak (8,368 ft / 2551 m)
  7. Blue Ridge (8,360 ft / 2548 m)
  8. Peak 8,342 (Mt. Pratt) (8,342 ft / 2543 m)
  1. Blue Ridge – North Peak (8,280 ft / 2524 m)
  2. El Capitan (8,085 ft / 2464 m)
  3. Peak 8,040 (8,040 ft / 2451 m)
  4. Peak 7,916 (7,917 ft / 2413 m)
  5. Lost Peak (7,831 ft / 2387 m)
  6. Emory Peak (7,824 ft / 2385 m)
  7. Brooks Mountain (7,779 ft / 2371 m)

Brief History of Texas

The history of Texas is marked by a series of transformative events. Originally inhabited by diverse Native American tribes, it became part of Spanish territory in the 16th century. In 1821, Mexico gained independence from Spain, and Texas became part of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. Tensions between Texan settlers and the Mexican government led to the Texas Revolution, culminating in the decisive Battle of San Jacinto in 1836, and the establishment of the independent Republic of Texas.

In 1845, Texas was annexed by the United States, which contributed to the Mexican-American War. Following the Civil War, in which Texas joined the Confederacy, the state underwent Reconstruction and eventually rejoined the Union in 1870. Texas's economy transitioned from cotton and cattle to oil in the early 20th century, ushering in significant growth and development. Today, Texas is a leading cultural, economic, and political force in the U.S.

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1. ^ Historical Population Change Data (United States Census Bureau)
2. ^ Elevations and Distances in the United States. United States Geological Survey
3. ^ Languages Spoken at Home. United States Census Bureau
4. ^ American Values Atlas (Texas). Public Religion Research Institute
5. ^ Hispanic or Latino, and Not Hispanic or Latino by Race. United States Census Bureau
6. ^ U.S. Census Bureau
7. ^ Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places in Texas. United States Census Bureau
8. ^ Mountains of Texas. Texas State Library

Last Updated: June 02, 2024