Texas area - about 269,000 square miles (696,000 square kilometers) Texas is the second largest state in the US by area after Alaska.
California area - 164,000 square miles (424,000 square kilometers) California is the third largest state in the US by area.
Texas has the second largest GDP among all states in the US. California has the highest GDP in the US.
Texas became the 28th state of the United States on December 29, 1845. California became the 31st state of the United States on September 9, 1850.
Texas has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico. California has a long 840 miles (1,350 km) coastline with the Pacific Ocean.