Interesting and Fun Facts about Texas

In Texas, you can find deserts, lush forests, twisting river valleys, and a ton of other natural formations. Beyond that, there is also a rich history and culture that you can explore.

Funny facts about Texas Size and Population

Texas is the second-biggest state in the country! With an area of 268,581 sq miles, Texas is beaten in size only by Alaska. Texas is the largest state in the continental United States. Texas also has the second-largest population of any state. Over 29 million people live in Texas.

Interesting facts about Texas history

Texas was notoriously late to the party! Texas was the 28th state to join the Union in 1845. Before that, it was actually its own country, and before that, it was a territory of Mexico. Texas has been home to many Native American tribes.

One of the most interesting facts of Texas!

In the 16th century, the Spanish Explorers Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and Francisco Vásquez de Coronado first came to Texas. However, the Spanish Empire wasn’t really interested in Texas then and returned its attention to the east coast without establishing colonies in Texas.

Texas – An Independent Nation!

After the Texas Revolution in 1836, Texas became its own country known as the Republic of Texas. It remained an independent nation for 9 years! General Sam Houston was the first-ever President of independent Texas.

Facts about the Alamo in Texas

The most famous of the frontier Spanish Missions in Texas, the Mission San Antonio de Valero, is popularly known today as ‘The Alamo.’ The Alamo, located in San Antonio, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is visited by over 1.5 million visitors every year.

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