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Did you know that this state is situated in the Southern Central area of America? Did you know, the State song is "Texas, Our Texas"? Did you know that the popular fizzy drink Dr Pepper was invented in Waco, Texas in 1885? Read the fact sheet for more information and interesting facts about this amazing American State

Fun Fact 1: Texas is ranked as the 2nd largest American state, only the state of Alaska is bigger

Fun Fact 2: Texas has more counties than any other U.S. State; it has 254 counties

Fun Fact 3: The state of Texas produces more wool than any other U.S. state

Fun Fact 4: The state flower of Texas is the Bluebonnet

Fun Fact 5: The Capital city is Austin, located centrally in the State, Austin is the sixteenth largest city in the U.S.

Fun Fact 6: The only natural lake in the state is Caddo Lake which spans a distance of 25,400 acres

Fun Fact 7: The State Nickname  of Texas is The Lone Star State

Fun Fact 8: The Waco Bridge was built in 1870 it was the first suspension bridge to be built in the US and is still in use today

Fun Fact 9: The name Texas originated from a Spanish pronunciation of a Caddo Indian word meaning friends - Tejas

Fun Fact 10: Dallas Mania hit the world in the 1980s when the TV mini series "Dallas" hit the television networks. It became the most successful show in the history of television and ran from 1978 - 1991. The central figures Bobby, Sue Ellen and JR Ewing became overnight household names

Fun Fact 11: With the length horizontal, the state flag can be described - divide the flag along the central horizon, the upper half is white and the lower half is red. The left third of the flag has a vertical length of blue, in which sits centrally a white 5 pointed star. It is know as the Lone star flag

Fun Fact 12: In 1865 during the American Civil War, the Battle of Palmito Ranch took place in Texas. It is considered to be the last post-Civil War encounter

Fun Fact 13: Texas has two National Football League teams, The Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans and two Major League Baseball teams, the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros

Fun Fact 14: The word 'Houston' was the first spoken on the moon landing of July 20 1969

Fun Fact 15: Tex-Mex food originates from the combination of Texan and Mexican cuisine. Chilli con carnie, nachos, burritos and fajitas are all Tex-mex inventions that have grown in popularity since the 1970s

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