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General Information:

Capital:  Austin
28th state to enter the Union on December 29, 1845
State motto: Friendship
State symbols:
           Bird:        Mockingbird
           Flower:    Bluebonnet  
           Tree:        Pecan
Origin of name:  Tejas was the Spanish pronunciation of the Caddo Indian 
word meaning "friends" or "allies" 




Population:
Population 2008 estimate:
Population density (per square mile):
Cities with 100,000 or more:    
Cities with 50,000 or more:      
Cities with 10,000 or more:
Population added per day:
Number of counties:
24,326,974
79.6
28
57
205
507
254
 Top Ten Texas Cities: 
1.   Houston
2.   San Antonio               
3.   Dallas                        
5.   Austin
4.   Ft. Worth
 6.  El Paso
7.   Arlington         
8.   Corpus Christi              
9.   Plano
10. Garland


(2,085,737)
(1,274,607)
(1,224,397)
(705,611)
(638,102)
(602,112)
(335,007)
(365,723)
(255,593)
(218,303)
     Geography:
       Total area: 268,581 square miles
          Forested area: 22,032 acres
          Four national forests, five state forests
          Highest point: Guadalupe Peak at 8,749 feet
          Lowest point: Gulf of Mexico 
          Average precipitation for the state: 28.10 inches
          Record high temperature for the state: 120 degrees at Monahans, June 28, 1994 
          Record low temperature for the state:  -23 degrees at Seminole, February 8, 1933
        Business:

     Per capita income: $20,654
          Total labor force: 9,568,000
          Principal products:
                    Farm products: Cattle, cotton, wheat, dairy products
                    Minerals:   Petroleum, natural gas   
                    Manufacturing: Petroleum and coal products
          Number of banks: 877
          Agriculture:    
                    Number of farms: 180,644
                    Land in farms (in acres): 130,886,608
            

            
            

	
       	   1999-2009 Dan Baker