Texas: Map, Largest Cities & What to See

Petr Novák

Texas is not only a poker state, but also the second largest and second most populous state in the southern United States. The former symbol of Texas was cowboys and large herds of cattle, an image that changed with the discovery of rich oil fields.

Texas: Map, Largest Cities & What to See

Map of Texas / Where is Texas?

Table of Contents
  1. Basic Information about Texas
  2. What to See in the State of Texas
  3. Fun Facts about Texas
  4. Weather in Texas
  5. Largest Cities in Texas
  6. Food Prices in Texas
  7. State Symbols of Texas

Basic Information about Texas

  • State Name: Texas
  • State Abbreviation: TX
  • Capital: Austin
  • Largest City: Houston
  • Area: 696,241 km2 (2nd largest U.S. state)
  • Population: 28,995,881 (2nd highest in the U.S.)
  • Time Zone: west Texas MST (UTC-7) and MDT (UTC-6) in the summer, rest of Texas CST (UTC-6) and CDT (UTC-5) in the summer
  • More Information: Speed Limits in Texas, Current Time in Texas, Minimum Wage in Texas

What to See in the State of Texas

  1. Big Bend National Park
  2. Guadalupe Mountains National Park
  3. National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg
  4. Houston Museum of Natural Science
  5. Capitol Building in Austin
  6. Fort Alamo
  7. The AT&T Building in Arlington
  8. Kinbell Art Museum in Fort Worth
  9. The Fort Worth Zoo
  10. NASA Space Center in Houston

For tips on other sights and places of interest in Texas, post them in the discussion.

Fun Facts about Texas

Date of Texas’ Entry into the Union

December 29, 1845 (28th in order)

State of Texas nickname

The Lone Star State

The Highest Mountain in Texas

Guadalupe Peak (2,667 metres)

Rivers in Texas

  1. Rio Grande (3,051 km)
  2. Red River (2,190 km)
  3. Pecos River (1,490 km)
  4. Canadian River (1 458 km)
  5. Colorado River (1 387 km)

Airports in Texas

  1. Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
  2. Houston – George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  3. Houston – William P. Hobby Airport
  4. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
  5. San Antonio International Airport

Texas Sports Teams

  • NFL (American football): Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys
  • MLB (baseball): Houston Astros, Texas Rangers
  • MLS (soccer): Austin FC, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo
  • NHL (ice hockey): Dallas Stars
  • NBA (basketball): Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs

University of Texas

  • University of Texas
  • Rice University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Houston

ZIP Codes

73301, 75001-75501, 75503-79999

Weather in Texas | Average Temperatures Texas | Average Precipitation Texas

Weather in Texas

Texas is a large state, so the weather varies from region to region. It tends to be warmer in the lower elevations (around 32 °C during the day and 26 °C at night in the summer) and cooler in the mountains, where it is around 26 °C during the day and 15 °C at night.

The highest rainfall is in south-east Texas, while in the west of the state around El Paso it does not rain much. Regular snow cover is only recorded in the mountains, with very sporadic snowfall in other parts of Texas.

The state of Texas has an unfortunate lead in the number of tornadoes, which are recorded on average every second or third day. Their peak season is from April to June, with the most frequent occurrence in the northern tip. The number of thunderstorms is also high, and from time to time Texas is also hit by a hurricane.

Current Forecasts:

Largest Cities in Texas

# City Population Map
1 Houston 2,320,268 Show on Map
2 San Antonio 1,532,233 Show on Map
3 Dallas 1,345,047 Show on Map
4 Austin 964,254 Show on Map
5 Fort Worth 895,008 Show on Map
6 El Paso 682,669 Show on Map
7 Arlington 398,123 Show on Map
8 Corpus Christi 326,554 Show on Map
9 Plano 288,061 Show on Map
10 Laredo 261,639 Show on Map

Food Prices in Texas

  • McDonalds Restaurant McMeal prices: $8.00
  • Restaurant draft beer (0.5L): $5.00
  • Cappuccino in restaurant: $4.14
  • Coca-Cola in restaurant (0.33 l): $1.94
  • Milk (1 l): $0.78
  • Bread (500 g): $2.72
  • Rice (1 kg): $3.70
  • Egg (12 pcs): $1.90
  • Cheese (1 kg): $7.91
  • Boneless Chicken Breast (1 kg): $8.00
  • Beef Loin (1 kg): $11.17
  • Apples (1 kg): $3.19
  • Bananas (1 kg): $1.48
  • Oranges (1 kg): $2.38
  • Tomatoes (1 kg): $2.51
  • Potatoes (1 kg): $2.06
  • Water (1.5 l bottle): $1.51
  • Bottle beer (0.5 l bottle): $2.96
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: $7.50

Dallas grocery prices effective January 2021. Take these as a guide, prices vary widely from store to store. Tax is included in the price.

Texas Flag | Texas State Emblem

State Symbols of Texas

  • Dinosaur:Astrodon
  • Insect: monarch migratory
  • Music: western swing
  • Musical instrument: guitar
  • Hymn: Texas, Our Texas
  • Food: chili con carne
  • Stone: palmoxylon (petrified palm wood)
  • Bark: beech, sage
  • Flower: Texas lupine
  • Folk Dance: Square Dance
  • Ship: Battleship USS Texas (BB-35)
  • Mineral: Topaz
  • Walnut: pecan
  • Fruit: Texas red grapefruit
  • Spice: chiltepin, jalapeño
  • Pastry: Strong, sopaipilla
  • Dog: American Staffordshire Terrier Blue Lacy
  • Plas: Three-headed Pointer
  • Bird: Multi-voiced Thrush
  • Plant: opuntia (cactus)
  • Fish: guadalupe shrimp
  • Mammal: Nine-banded cattail, Texas longhorn cattle, guano tadarida
  • Slogan: “The Friendly State” (“The Friendly State“)
  • Snack: tortilla chips and salsa
  • Sport (individual): rodeo
  • Sport (team): American football
  • Tree: pecan
  • Fiber and fabric: cotton
  • Vegetable: Texas sweet onion

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