Great State of Texas

By: Canaan Scruggs

State Facts

Abbreviation --- Tex.

Capital --- Austin

Largest City --- Houston

Area --- 268,820 Sq Miles

Population --- 26.96 Million People

Resident Name --- Texans

State Symbols

Nickname --- Lone Star State

Motto --- Friendship

Song --- Texas, our Texas

Bird --- Northern Mockingbird

Flower --- Blue Bonnet

Tree --- Pecan

Location

Texas is border state with Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. It also borders the country Mexico. It has Gulf Coastal plains, Interior Lowlands, Great Plains, and Basin and Range Province.

History

Robert Cavelier found Texas in 1685. Then the Americans started to settle along the Brazos River in 1821.

Economics

Agriculture

Texas brought in 8.612 billion dollars with crop productions in 2010.They grow a lot of cotton, corn, grain sorghum, and wheat. They also raise a lot sheep, goats, cattle, and pigs.