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State of Texas
Banner o Texas State seal o Texas
Flag Seal
Nickname(s): The Lone Star State
Motto(s): Friendship
Cairt o the Unitit States wi Texas heichlichtit
Offeecial leidNae offeecial leid
(see Leids spoken in Texas)
Spoken leidsInglis 68.7%
Spainyie 27.0%[1]
DemonymTexan
Texian (archaic)
Tejano
CaipitalAustin
Lairgest ceetyHouston
Lairgest metroDallas–Fort Worth[2]
AurieRanked 2nt
 • Tot268,581[3] sq mi
(696,241 km2)
 • Width773[4] miles (1,244 km)
 • Lenth790 miles (1,270 km)
 • % watter2.5
 • Latitude25° 50′ N tae 36° 30′ N
 • Longitude93° 31′ W tae 106° 39′ W
PopulationRanked 2nt
 • Tot25,674,681 (2011 est)[5]
 • Density98.1/sq mi  (37.9/km2)
Ranked 26t
Elevation
 • Heichest pyntGuadalupe Peak[6][7][8]
8,751 ft (2667.4 m)
 • Mean1,700 ft  (520 m)
 • Lawest pyntGuwf o Mexico[7]
sea level
Afore statehuidRepublic of Texas
Admission to Union29 December 1845 (28t)
GovrenorGreg Abbott (R)
Lieutenant GovernorDavid Dewhurst (R)
LegislaturTexas Legislatur
 • Upper hooseSenate
 • Lawer hooseHoose o Representatives
U.S. SenatorsJohn Cornyn (R)
Ted Cruz (R)
U.S. Hoose delegation23 Republicans, 9 Democrats (leet)
Time zones 
 • maist o stateCentral: UTC −6/−5
 • tip o Wast TexasMuntain: UTC −7/−6
ISO 3166US-TX
AbbreviationsTX, Tex.
Wabsteidwww.texas.gov

Texas is the seicont maist populous an the seicont maist extensive o the 50 states in the Unitit States o Americae, an the maist extensive state o the 48 contiguous Unitit States. The name, based on the Caddo wird tejas meanin "friends" or "allies", wis applee'd bi the Spaingie tae the Caddo thairsels an tae the region o thair dounset in East Texas.[9] Texas haes an aurie o 268,820 square miles (696,200 km2), an a growin population of 25.7 million residents.[10]

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  1. Texas — Languages. MLA. Retrieved April 15, 2010. 
  2. "Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Area Estimates". US Census. April 4, 2007. Retrieved April 28, 2008. 
  3. Facts (2008–2009 ed.). Texas Almanac. 2008. Retrieved April 29, 2008. 
  4. "Environment" (2008–2009 ed.). Texas Almanac. 2008. Archived frae the oreeginal on March 17, 2008. Retrieved April 29, 2008. 
  5. "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for the United States, Regions, States, and Puerto Rico: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015" (CSV). U.S. Census Bureau. December 23, 2015. Retrieved December 23, 2015. 
  6. "El Capitan". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Elevations and Distances in the United States". United States Geological Survey. 2001. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  8. Elevation adjusted to North American Vertical Datum of 1988.
  9. Texas, origin of name Handbook of Texas Online
  10. "U.S. Census Bureau Announces 2010 Census Population Counts – Apportionment Counts Delivered to President". Press Release. U.S. Census Bureau. December 21, 2010. Retrieved February 7, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 31°N 100°W / 31°N 100°W / 31; -100