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  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Austin // state code ISO: TX ; FIPS: US48
    surface: 678371 = 261925 sq.mi // rank in USA: 2 // location: South Central West
    climate: extremely varied; driest region is the Trans-Pecos, wettest is the NE
    entered USA as 28th state on: 1845-12-29
    administrative division: 254 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 20,851,820
    population density 2000: 31 per = 80 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: 22,8%
    main ethnic groups: white 71%; black 11,5%; Asian 2,7%; other 16%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: cotton, grains (wheat), sorghum grain, vegetables, citrus and other fruits, greenhouse
    livestock (million): 13,7 cattle: / pigs: 0,92 / poultry: 25,4; broilers 507,9 / sheep: 1,1
    timber/lumber: pine, cypress
    chief industries: manufacturing, trade, oil and gas extraction, services
    chief industrial products: industrial machinery & equipment, foods, electric & electronic equipment
    chief mining products: portland cement, crushed stone, sand & gravel, lime, salt
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Guadalupe Pk 2667 m = 8749 ft
    other mountains: Mt Livermore 2555, Emory Pk 2388, Chinati Pk 2353, Black Mt. 2299, Eagle Pk 2285
    lowest point in the state: sea level
    lakes: hardly any natural lake of importance
    artificial lakes: Lake Texoma, Toledo Bend Res., Sam Rayburn Res., L. Livingston, Falcon Res.
    rivers: Rio Grande, Pecos, Brazos, Colorado, Sabine, Red River, White, Canadian, Trinity, Neches
    others: islands: Padre Island, Matagorda Island // deserts: Llano Estacado
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Lone Star State
    motto: Friendship
    song: Texas, Our Texas
    flower: Bluebonnet // bird: Mockingbird // tree: Pecan
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.03.05 by Jan Lahmeyer
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