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Texas is 268,581 sq miles total area.<ref>http://www.texasalmanac.com/facts/</ref>
 
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The "Six Flags" amusement park chain takes its name from the fact that six flags have flown over Texas: Spanish, French, Mexican, Republic of Texas, Confederate States of America, and United States of America.
  
 
Despite a widely spread urban legend stating otherwise, Texas's entry to the Union was not accompanied by a provision that allows Texas to secede from the Union at any time. <ref>http://www.snopes.com/history/american/texas.asp</ref>
 
Despite a widely spread urban legend stating otherwise, Texas's entry to the Union was not accompanied by a provision that allows Texas to secede from the Union at any time. <ref>http://www.snopes.com/history/american/texas.asp</ref>

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The state flag of Texas.

Texas is the twenty-eighth state to enter into the union and was admitted on December 29, 1845. It is the second largest of the 50 US states, and the largest continental state. Before its admission, it was its own country, having gained independence from Mexico

The capital of Texas is Austin, and the largest city is Houston. It was solidly Democratic from about 1900 to the 1970s, then Republicans gradually took control and now dominate.

Texas is 268,581 sq miles total area.[1]

The "Six Flags" amusement park chain takes its name from the fact that six flags have flown over Texas: Spanish, French, Mexican, Republic of Texas, Confederate States of America, and United States of America.

Despite a widely spread urban legend stating otherwise, Texas's entry to the Union was not accompanied by a provision that allows Texas to secede from the Union at any time. [2]

Notable Texans

References

  1. http://www.texasalmanac.com/facts/
  2. http://www.snopes.com/history/american/texas.asp