Texas

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Texas (, ; Texas or Tejas, ) is the second largest state in the United States by area (after Alaska) and population (after California).wikipedia
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Oklahoma

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Located in the South Central region, Texas shares borders with the states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, and has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast.
Oklahoma (ᎣᎦᎳᎰᎹ, ogalahoma; Oklahumma) is a state in the South Central region of the United States, bordered by the state of Texas on the south and west, Kansas on the north, Missouri on the northeast, Arkansas on the east, New Mexico on the west, and Colorado on the northwest.

Louisiana

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Located in the South Central region, Texas shares borders with the states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, and has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast.
Louisiana is bordered by the state of Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south.

New Mexico

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Located in the South Central region, Texas shares borders with the states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, and has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast.
It is one of the Mountain States and shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and Arizona; its other neighboring states are is bordered by the state of Texas to the east-southeast, Oklahoma to the northeast, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua to the south and Sonora to the southwest.

Austin, Texas

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Other major cities include Austin, the second-most populous state capital in the U.S., and El Paso.
Austin is the capital city of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County, with portions extending into Hays and Williamson counties.

Chihuahua (state)

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Located in the South Central region, Texas shares borders with the states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, and has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast.
To the north and northeast, it has a long border with the U.S. adjacent to the U.S. states of New Mexico and Texas.

Gulf of Mexico

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Located in the South Central region, Texas shares borders with the states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, and has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast.
The US states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida border the Gulf on the north, which are often referred to as the "Third Coast", in comparison with the U.S. Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

Coahuila

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Located in the South Central region, Texas shares borders with the states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, and has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast.
To the north, Coahuila accounts for a 512 km stretch of the Mexico–United States border, adjacent to the U.S. state of Texas along the course of the Rio Grande (Río Bravo del Norte).

Geography of Texas

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Due to its size and geologic features such as the Balcones Fault, Texas contains diverse landscapes common to both the U.S. Southern and Southwestern regions.
Texas is in the South Central United States of America, and is considered to form part of the U.S. South and also part of the U.S. Southwest.

French colonization of Texas

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France held a short-lived colony.
The French colonization of Texas began with the establishment of a fort in present-day southeastern Texas.

List of cities in Texas by population

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Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth largest in the U.S., while San Antonio is the second-most populous in the state and seventh largest in the U.S. Dallas–Fort Worth and Greater Houston are the fourth and fifth largest metropolitan statistical areas in the country, respectively.
The following is a list of the most populous incorporated cities, towns, and unincorporated census-designated places (CDPs) in the U.S. state of Texas with a population exceeding 50,000.

Arkansas

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Located in the South Central region, Texas shares borders with the states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, and has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast.
Arkansas borders Louisiana to the south, Texas to the southwest, Oklahoma to the west, Missouri to the north, and Tennessee and Mississippi to the east.

Alaska

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Texas (, ; Texas or Tejas, ) is the second largest state in the United States by area (after Alaska) and population (after California).
Alaska is the largest state in the United States by total area at 663268 sqmi, over twice the size of Texas, the next largest state.

Tamaulipas

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Located in the South Central region, Texas shares borders with the states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, and has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast.
To the north, it has a 370 km stretch of the U.S.–Mexico border along the state of Texas, and to the east it is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean.

Spanish Texas

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Spain was the first European country to claim and control the area of Texas.
Spain had claimed ownership of the territory in 1519, which comprised part of the present-day U.S. state of Texas, including the land north of the Medina and Nueces Rivers, but did not attempt to colonize the area until after locating evidence of the failed French colony of Fort Saint Louis in 1689.

California

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Texas (, ; Texas or Tejas, ) is the second largest state in the United States by area (after Alaska) and population (after California).
The Spaniards gave the name Las Californias to the peninsula of Baja California and to Alta California, the region that became the present-day states of California, Nevada, and Utah, and parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming.

Nuevo León

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Located in the South Central region, Texas shares borders with the states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, and has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast.
To the north, Nuevo León has a 15 kilometer (9 mi) stretch of the U.S.–Mexico border adjacent to the U.S. state of Texas.

Economy of Texas

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With strong investments in universities, Texas developed a diversified economy and high tech industry in the mid-20th century.
As of 2015, Texas is home to six of the top 50 companies on the Fortune 500 list and 51 overall (third most after New York and California).

East Texas

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The Mission San Francisco de los Tejas was completed near the Hasinai village of Nabedaches in May 1690, in what is now Houston County, East Texas.
East Texas is a distinct cultural, geographic, and ecological area in the U.S. state of Texas.

Six flags over Texas

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The term "six flags over Texas" refers to several nations that have ruled over the territory.
"Six flags over Texas" is the slogan used to describe the six nations that have had sovereignty over some or all of the current territory of the U.S. state of Texas: Spain (1519–1685; 1690–1821), France (1685–1690), Mexico (1821–1836), the Republic of Texas (1836–1845), the United States of America (1845–1861; 1865–present), and the Confederate States of America (1861–1865).

Houston County, Texas

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The Mission San Francisco de los Tejas was completed near the Hasinai village of Nabedaches in May 1690, in what is now Houston County, East Texas.
Houston County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas.

Mexican–American War

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The state's annexation set off a chain of events that led to the Mexican–American War in 1846.
Mexico acknowledged the loss of what became the State of Texas and accepted the Rio Grande as its northern border with the United States.

Balcones Fault

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Due to its size and geologic features such as the Balcones Fault, Texas contains diverse landscapes common to both the U.S. Southern and Southwestern regions.
The Balcones Fault or Balcones Fault Zone is an area of largely normal faulting in the U.S. state of Texas that runs approximately from the southwest part of the state near Del Rio to the north central region near Dallas along Interstate 35.

Trinity River (Texas)

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A 1760s map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin shows a village named Teijas on Trinity River, close to the site of modern Crockett.
The Trinity River is a 710 mi river in Texas, and is the longest river with a watershed entirely within the U.S. state of Texas.

El Paso, Texas

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Other major cities include Austin, the second-most populous state capital in the U.S., and El Paso.
El Paso (from Spanish, "the pass") is a city and the county seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States, in the far western part of the state.

Texas Panhandle

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The Texas Panhandle has an eastern border with Oklahoma at 100° W, a northern border with Oklahoma at 36°30' N and a western border with New Mexico at 103° W.
The Texas Panhandle is a region of the U.S. state of Texas consisting of the northernmost 26 counties in the state.