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Texas was the 28th state in the USA; it was admitted on December 29, 1845.
State Abbreviation - TX
State Capital - Austin
Largest City - Houston
Area - 268,601 square miles [Texas is the second biggest state in the USA - only Alaska is bigger]
Population - 20,851,820 (as of 2000) [Texas is the second most populous state in the USA, after California; New York is the third most populous]
Name for Residents - Texans
Major Industries - petroleum and natural gas, farming (cotton, livestock), steel, banking, insurance, tourism
Dwight David Eisenhower was born in Denison on October 14, 1890 (he was the 34th US President, serving from 1953 to 1961).
Lyndon Baines Johnson was born near Johnson City on August 27, 1908 (he was the 36th US President, serving from 1963 to 1969).
Main Rivers - Rio Grande, Red River, Brazos River
Highest Point - Guadalupe Peak, 8,749 feet (2,667 m) above sea level
Bordering States - Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma
Bordering Country - Mexico
Bordering Body of Water - Gulf of Mexico
Origin of the Name Texas - The Caddo Indians of eastern Texas called their group of tribes the "Tejas," meaning "those who are friends".
State Nickname - The Lone Star State
State Motto - Friendship
State Song - "Texas, Our Texas"
Dinosaur Fossils Found in Texas - Acrocanthosaurus, Alamosaurus, Brontopodus, Camptosaurus, Chasmosaurus, Coelophysis, Deinonychus, Dimetrodon*, Edmontosaurus, Hypsilophodon, Iguanodon, Kritosaurus, Megatherium* (giant ground sloth), Ornithomimus, Panoplosaurus, Pawpawsaurus, Pleurocoelus, Protohadros byrdi, Quetzalcoatlus*, Shuvosaurus, Stegoceras, Technosaurus, Tenontosaurus, Texascetes, Torosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex