Facts about Texas

The population of Texas is 21 million, not including the 16 million cattle housed across the Lone Star State. Facts about Texas show that 70% of the population lives within two hundred miles of Austin. The entire state of Texas is 267,339 square miles. Texas is home to Dell and Compaq computers and central Texas is often referred to as the Silicon Valley of the south. Thats not all they have going for them. They have several professional sports teams including three time Super Bowl Champions the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Houston Astros, Houston Comets, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, and Texas Rangers.

There are several facts about Texas that have made the history books. Remeber the Alamo? The Alamo is located in San Antonio. It is where Texas defenders fell to Mexican General Santa Anna and the phrase Remember the Alamo originated. The Alamo is considered the cradle of Texas liberty and the state's most popular historic site. One of the most important facts about Texas is that on December 20, 1835 the first Declaration of Texas Independence was signed in Goliad and the first flag of Texas Independence was hoisted.

Texas is the second largest state. Almost 10% of Texas is covered by forest which includes four national and five state forests. More facts about Texas that suprise most is that, Texas has 90 mountains a mile or more high, with Guadalupe Peak in West Texas at 8,751 feet being the tallest. Most of the land is used for farming. Texas possesses 23,292 farms with 1,000 acres or more for a total of 132 million acres, or 80% of the state land area. This is more than any other state. Texas is the home of the cowboy, and the ten gallon hat. Texas stands tall and proud as the Lonestar State.

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