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]

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)
 • Total25,674,681 (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


  1. "Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Area Estimates". US Census. 4 Apryle 2007. Retrieved 28 Apryle 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. 23 December 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. Texas — Languages. MLA. Archived frae the original on 26 October 2015. Retrieved 15 Apryle 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. 21 December 2010. Archived frae the original on 24 December 2010. Retrieved 7 Februar 2011.

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