is considered to be the second largest state in the
U.S.A in terms of population as well as area. In the
contiguous United States, Texas is considered to be the
largest state of all. This state lies in the south
central part of the country and it is bordered by
Louisiana on its east, Arkansas on its northeast,
Oklahoma on its north, New Mexico on its west and Mexico
on its south.
This state has an area of about 696,200
square kilometers and there are about 24.6 million
people living in Texas. The Lone Star State is sometimes
used to refer to this state.
While it is true that people associate Texas with the
Southwestern deserts, less than one-tenth of its land
area is covered in desert. For a very long time, Texas
has been a cattle industry and as such many people think
of cowboys and boots when they talk about Texas.
is double the size of Japan. More than 2/3rd of the
people living in Texas are whites and the main ethnic
groups in this state are Hispanic and non-Hispanic. Some
of the origins of the Texans are English, Germans,
African Americans, Asian Americans and Scots-Irish.