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TEXAS  
GARLAND  
AREA (land) 261,797 sq miles (water) 6,687 sq miles (TOTAL) 268,484 sq miles
CAPITAL Austin
FAMOUS DATES Entered Union (rank): Dec. 29, 1845 (28) , Present constitution adopted: 1876
LOCATION 30.305N, 097.750W
MEAN ELEVATION (average) 1,687 ft.
HIGHEST POINT Guadalupe Peak; 8,749 feet, 14th
LOWEST POINT Gulf coast; sea level, 3rd
COUNTIES 254
COASTLINE  
GEOGRAPHIC CENTER approximately 15 miles to the northeast of Brady, in McCulloch County
STATE FOSSIL  
STATE GRASS sideoats grass (1971)
STATE REPTILE horned lizard (1993)
STATE ROCK  
STATE GEMSTONE Texas blue topaz (1969)
STATE FLAG The flag was adopted as the state flag when Texas became the 28th state in 1845. As with the flag of the United States, the blue stands for loyalty, the white represents strength, and the red is for bravery.
STATE COLORS  
STATE SEAL  
STATE SLOGAN Si' Hablo Ing'les (Yes, I Speak English)
STATE MOTTO Friendship
STATE SONG Texas, Our Texas
STATE TREE Pecan Carya illinoensis
STATE BIRD Mockingbird
STATE ANIMAL Longhorn (Large Mammal)
STATE FISH guadalupe bass (1989)
STATE METAL  
STATE NICKNAMES Lone Star State
STATE FLOWER Bluebonnet Lupins texensis
BORDERING STATES Arkansas Louisiana New Mexico Oklahoma

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