FUN FACTS ABOUT THE TEXAS STATE
Texas is the second largest state in the US after Alaska.
Area - 268,596 square miles (695,662 square kilometers)
Capital - Austin
Largest City by population - Houston
Texas is larger than any European nation (not considering Russia as it is a transcontinental country).
Texas is the state with the second largest resident population after California in the US.
Population - about 29.5 million
Among the top 10 most populated cities in the US, three are from Texas- Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas.
Texas has its own power grid.
The Texas State Highway 130 (SH 130) is the road with the highest speed limit in the US at 85 mph (137 km/h).
Texas is the state with the highest number of tornadoes each year, averaging at 135.
Texas is the largest state in the contiguous USA.
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