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18,418,000 (2nd in size)
State size: 266,807 square miles (2nd in size)
State Capital: Austin (named after Stephen F. Austin, a leader in the Texas struggle for independence from Mexico)
Major cities: Auston, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio
Admission to union: The 28th State
Date entered the union: December 29, 1845
Origin of state name: Named from the indian word "tejas" meaning "friends".
Nicknames: The Lone Star State
Bordering states: New Mexico, Oklahoma and Louisiana, with Mexico on the southwest and the Gulf of Mexico on the southeast.
State bird: Mockingbird
State flower: Bluebonnet
State tree: Pecan
|The Alamo is a symbol of Texas' struggle for independence from Mexico.|
|The Houston Space Center is a popular place for those interested in space and space exploration.|
|First settled by the Spanish in 1682, then the French in 1685. Initially part of Mexico until settlers rebelled and established the State of Texas.|
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|Texas State Government home page|
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