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KintraUnitit States
Afore stateheidRepublic of Texas
Admittit tae the Union29 December 1845 (28t)
Lairgest ceetyHouston
Lairgest metroDallas–Fort Worth[1]
 • 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)
 • Tot25,674,681 (2,011 est)[2]
 • Density37.9/km2 (98.1/sq mi)
 • Offeecial leidNae offeecial leid
(see Leids spoken in Texas)
 • Spoken leidInglis 68.7%
Spainyie 27.0%[3]
Trad. abbreviationTex.
Latitude25° 50′ N tae 36° 30′ N
Longitude93° 31′ W tae 106° 39′ W

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.[4] Texas haes an aurie o 268,820 square mile (696,200 km2), an a growin population of 25.7 million residents.[5]

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  1. "Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Area Estimates". US Census. April 4, 2007. Retrieved April 28, 2008.
  2. "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.
  3. Texas — Languages. MLA. Retrieved April 15, 2010.
  4. Texas, origin of name Handbook of Texas Online
  5. "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