State of Texas
TexasFlag-OurAmerica TexasSeal-OurAmerica
Flag of Texas Seal of Texas
Nickname(s): The Lone Star State
Motto(s): Friendship'
Official language(s) English
Capital Austin
Largest City Houston
Largest Metro Area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington
Area  Ranked 1st in the C.S.
 - Total 268,820 sq mi
(696,241 km²)
 - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)
 - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)
 - % water 2.5
 - Latitude 25° 50′ N to 36° 30′ N
 - Longitude 93° 31′ W to 106° 39′ W
Population  1st in the C.S.
 - Total (2000) 24,782,302
 - White (Citizens)
 - Slaves
 - Non-White
 - Density 91.3/sq mi 
35.32/km² (10th in the C.S.)
 - Highest point Guadalupe Peak
8,751 ft  (2,667 m)
 - Mean 1,700 ft  (520 m)
 - Lowest point Gulf of Mexico Coast
0 ft  (0 m)
Confederate Admission  March 2nd, 1861 (7th)
Old Union Admission  December 29, 1845 (28th)
Governor Rick Perry (D)
C.S. Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (D)

John Cornyn (D)

C.S. Representatives 22 Democrats, 10 Whigs
Time Zone UTC-6/-5
Abbreviations TX CS-TX

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