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What are some fun facts about Texas?

April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you are thinking about relocating to Texas, make sure you know a little about the state that will be your new home. Knowing some of the facts about the "Lone Star State" can be a fun way to begin thinking like a local. Here is a little bit of Texas trivia to go along with your search for Texas Apartments:

  • The Texas Longhorn is the state mammal and the Texas Bluebonnet is the state flower
  • There are 254 counties in Texas
  • Texas was the 28th state to enter the union
  • The state "dish" is chili
  • The state insect is the Monarch butterfly
  • The state tree is the pecan
  • The state dance is the square dance
  • Texas is the largest of the contiguous states. It is 267,277 square miles
  • There are 191,000 miles of rivers and streams in the state
  • More than 5,000 flowering plants are natives of the state
  • Texas is the fifth largest wine producer in the United States
  • The world’s largest auction of livestock takes place in Amarillo
  • The state’s motto is friendship
  • Texas is the second most populous city in the nation with over 20 million residents

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