Texas has something for everyone. Metropolitan centers, like Houston, Austin, and Dallas, are an interesting contrast to the West Texas cities, like Amarillo or Lubbock, but each has its own character and reason for visiting.

QUICK FACTS

It is the 4nd largest economy in the United States and 16th largest in the world. It also has the longest coastline in the continental US.

Population
21 Million

Languages
English, Spanish

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Introduction to Texas

Texas, known as the Lone Star State, is an expansive and the second largest U.S. state by both area and population.

Texas has diverse climate types that range from arid and semi-arid in the west to humid and subtropical in the east. The huge expanse of the state creates various weather patterns based on location such as the north and northern panhandle, west, east, south, and the coastal regions. Texas shares borders with New Mexico in the west, Oklahoma in the north, Louisiana in the east, the Gulf of Mexico in the southeast, and the Mexican states of Tamaulipas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, and Nuevo Leon in the southwest.

History of Texas

Historically four major industries shaped the Texas economy prior to World War II: cattle and bison, cotton, timber, and oil. Before and after the U.S. Civil War the cattle industry, which Texas came to dominate, was a major economic driver for the state, thus creating the traditional image of the Texas cowboy. In the later 19th century cotton and lumber grew to be major industries as the cattle industry became less lucrative. It was ultimately, though, the discovery of major petroleum deposits (Spindletop in particular) that initiated an economic boom which became the driving force behind the economy for much of the 20th century.

Texas developed a diversified economy and high tech industry in the mid-20th century. As of 2015, it is second on the list of the most Fortune 500 companies with 54. With a growing base of industry, the state leads in many industries, including tourism, agriculture, petrochemicals, energy, computers and electronics, aerospace, and biomedical sciences. Texas has led the U.S. in state export revenue since 2002 and has the second-highest gross state product. If Texas were a sovereign state, it would have the 10th largest economy in the world.

Weather Forecast Every Month

Texas has diverse climate types that range from arid and semi-arid in the west to humid and subtropical in the east. The huge expanse of the state creates various weather patterns based on location such as the north and northern panhandle, west, east, south, and the coastal regions. Texas shares borders with New Mexico in the west, Oklahoma in the north, Louisiana in the east, the Gulf of Mexico in the southeast, and the Mexican states of Tamaulipas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, and Nuevo Leon in the southwest.

Top 6 Attractions of Texas

The second largest state in the US, Texas is brimming with countless possibilities for fun and adventure. Geographically and culturally diverse, the state offers a wealth of unique attractions and things to do. From the cities to the coastal beaches, mountains, and desert, vacation possibilities in Texas are extensive.

#1

The Alamo

A historical fort from the Texas Revolution.

#2

Space Center Houston

The famous NASA facility located in Houston.

#3

Universal Studios

Theme parks surrounded by local and international brand shops.

#4

Miami Beach

A colorful city with beautiful beaches, world-class hotels, food, and nightlife.

#5

Everglades

Tour the magnificent wetlands located in the southeast of the state.

#6

Florida Keys

A beautiful drive on an ocean highway via a series of islands ending at Key West.

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