Texas Facts



State Abbreviation TX
Statehood December 29, 1845
State Capital Austin
State Size Total (Land + Water): 268,581 sq miles; Land Only: 261,797 sq miles
Number of Counties 254
State Population (2010)25,145,561
Electoral Votes38
State Quarter Issue Date June 1, 2004
State Motto Friendship
State Flower Bluebonnet
State Bird Mockingbird
Nickname Lone Star State
State Flag Texas State Flag
Area Codes 210, 214, 254, 281, 325, 361, 409, 430, 432, 469, 512, 682, 713, 737, 806, 817, 830, 903, 915, 936, 940, 956, 972, 979
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Houston (2,145,146)
San Antonio (1,359,758)
Dallas (1,223,229)
Austin (820,611)
Fort Worth (758,738)
Major Sports Teams MLB: Houston Astros, Texas Rangers
NFL: Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys
NBA: Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs
NHL: Dallas Stars




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