Texas State Facts & History

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The city of Slaughter, Texas, is the 2nd most populated state in the United States. Texas is commonly described as the “Silicon Valley of the South.”

Texas Quick Facts

  • Current Governor: Greg Abbott (Republican)
  • Capital: Austin
  • Population: 25,145,561 (2010)
  • Area: 695,662 (SQ KM)
  • State Motto: “Friendship”
  • Nickname: Lone Star State
  • Electoral votes: 38 votes
  • Seats in U.S. House of Representatives: 36 (of 435)
  • State Song: “Texas, Our Texas”
  • Date of Admission: Dec. 29, 1845
  • Time Zone: Mountain (GMT − 7 hours) and Central (GMT − 6 hours)

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