15 Interesting, Weird and Funny Facts About Texas State

Texas is the second largest state in the United States by population. It is also one of the most popular travel destinations in the US.The state has many popular party destinations for several occassions. The state of Texas has many interesting, amazing, funny, weird and important facts which you should know. So, let’s read!

15 Interesting, Weird and Funny Facts About Texas State

1. Largest cities

Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, Fort Worth, Arlington, Corpus Christi, and Plano are the largest cities in Texas.

2. Most of population lives near Austin

Did you know? About 70% of the total population of Texas lives within the 200 miles of Austin.

Austin Skyline
Austin Skyline, Image Source: commons.wikimedia.org

3. Interesting figures about Texas cities

There are about 24 cities which has population of 100,000 residents. While 215 cities in Texas has a population of 10,000 or more.

4. Land covered by forest

About 10% of land of the state of Texas is covered by the national and state forests.

Austin Forest
Austin Forest, Image Source: austin.culturemap.com

5. Nick name of the state of Texas

Did you know? The state of Texas is also known as The Lone Star State

6. Six different flags fly over Texas

It is one of the most interesting facts about Texas state. Texas is the only state where you would find six different flags fly over it, they are: the United States, Spain, Confederate States, France, Republic of Texas, and Mexico.

7. Texas was an independent nation!

It is one of the unknown facts about Texas state. The state was an independent nation from 1836 to 1845.

8. Live music capital

Did you know? Austin is considered the capital of the live music in the world.

SXSW Music Festival, Austin
SXSW Music Festival, Austin Image Source: 365thingsaustin.com

9. Silicon Valley of the South

Central Texas has number of high-tech and related companies. Hence, it is known as the Silicon Valley of the south.

10. Professional sports teams

Texas has a number of professional sports teams, include the Texas Rangers, the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Astros, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Stars, Houston Rockets, and Houston Comets.

11. The first suspension bridge in the United States

Texas is always ahead in the development of the United States. The state of Texas has built the first suspension bridge in 1870 which is still in use as a pedestrian crossing of the Brazos River.

12. World’s largest inland port

Did you know? Laredo is the largest inland port in the world. It is the most interesting fact about the state of Texas.

13. Texas is larger than many nations

Texas is larger than every country in Europe. It is also larger than many countries in the world. If the state of Texas was a country, then it would be 40th largest country in the world.

14. Weird city name!

There is a city named ‘Slaughter’ which is located in Texas. The city has never had a homicide.

15. Hub of producing greenhouse gas

Texas is widely known for its greenhouses gases. If the state of Texas was a country, then it would be ranked as the 7th largest producer of greenhouse gases.

Article first published on May 5, 2016.

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