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Located in the southern United States, Texas is the second largest state both by area and population, and the largest state in the contiguous United States.
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About Texas Map : The second largest state of the USA, Texas is located in the southern central part of the country. It shares its south-west boundary with the neighboring country of Mexico and on its south-east lies Gulf of Mexico. The state shares its north-west boundary with state of New Mexico and north-east boundary with Oklahoma and in its east are the state of Arkansas and Louisiana. The state and the international boundaries are clearly drawn on the map of Texas. In addition, this map shows in detail the major highways including US Federal and state highway; the railway network of the state is also precisely marked on the map. Further, the map shows few of the natural features of the state such as rivers, lakes, vegetations, national parks and forests. Even the major cities, other cities and the state capital city Austin are precisely marked. The location of the major tourist attractions including Houston Space Center, Rita Blanca National Grassland etc. are also shown on this map. This detailed map of Texas is very useful for tourists and travelers; in fact, anyone can use this map for references.
History of Texas
Archaeologists have discovered that three major indigenous cultures inhabited this territory before European contact. These were the Pueblo, the Mississippi culture and the culture of Mesoamerica. Europeans had by and large ignored the area until settling there in 1685.

The term “six flags over Texas” is used to refer to the fact that 6 nations have claimed sovereignty over the state at various points of history. These states are Spain, France, Mexico, the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States of America. The US made claims to the territory as part of the Louisiana Purchase. Mexico regained Texas in the Mexican War of Independence in 1821. The Texas Revolution led to an independent state in 1835. And in 1845, Texas was annexed by the U.S.

Geography
Texas is the second most populated state in the US. It is also the second largest state in the U.S. It is situated in the South Central part of the United States. It shares a border with Mexico to the south and the US states of New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. It's total area is 268,820 square miles (696,200 sq km). The state has 10 climatic regions, 14 different types of soil regions, and 11 distinct ecological regions. Its classification into different types of regions is thus tricky. One system of classification into the Gulf Coastal Plains, Interior Lowlands, Great Plains, and Basin and Range Province.

Travel
Major cities in Texas include Austin – the state capital and the live music capital of the world, Corpus Christi – the home to the famous Texas State Aquarium, Dallas – another popular tourist place, El Paso – located on the US border with Mexico, Houston – where the NASA mission control center is located, and San Antonio – famous for its night life.

Texas has a rich historic heritage and makes for a good getaway for history enthusiasts. Texas is also known for its beaches, wildlife activities and water activities and is a good destination for young adults. It also makes for a great family vacation due to its amusement parks, water parks and aquariums. The state has something for everyone.

Education
Several major universities are found in Texas. These include the prestigious University of Texas at Austin and the Texas A & M University. Some other universities are Texas Tech University, University of Houston, Baylor University, University of Texas at San Antonio, etc.
Last Updated On : Sept 11, 2014




The official flag of Texas is also known as the 'Lone Star Flag' and was adopted on January 25, 1839 as the final national flag of the Republic of Texas.
Official Name texas
CapitalAustin
Largest CityHouston
Official LanguageNo official language ( Spoken : Spanish, English)
Time Zonemost of state Central: UTC ?6/?5 ,Tip of West Texas: Mountain: UTC ?7/?6
GovernorRick Perry
Lt. GovernorDavid Dewhurst
U.S. SenatorJohn Cornyn, Ted Cruz
AbbreviationTX, Tex. US-TX
Joined the UnionDecember 29, 1845
NicknameThe Lone Star State
Highest PointGuadalupe Peak
Lowest PointGulf of Mexico
Official Websitewww.texas.gov

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Texas nurse returning from Ebola mission to be quarantined
Houston, Oct 30 (IANS)
A female nurse who just returned to the US state of Texas after caring for Ebola patients in West Africa will voluntarily self-quarantine herself at home for the next three weeks, Governor Rick Perry has said.(Source:IANS)

October 30, 2014 02:01 AM (PST)