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Quick Facts: Texas
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Capital City: Austin

Texas: Map and State Flag

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Nickname: Lone Star State
Motto: Friendship
Statehood: December 29, 1845 (28th)
Origin of State's Name: Based on a word used by Caddo Indians meaning "friends"
Largest Cities: Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, El Paso, Austin
Border States: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma
Land Area: 261,914 sq. mi.; 2nd largest
State Bird: Mockingbird
State Flower: Bluebonnet (lupinus)
State Tree: Pecan (carya illinoensis)
State Song: Texas, Our Texas
E-mail your Congressperson: U.S. House: 112th Congress
U.S. Senate: 112th Congress

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