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Caprock Escarpment, Garza County, Texas
Caprock Escarpment seen from Farm to Market Road 669, Garza County, Texas.
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___ Reference Map of Texas (TX)

About Texas

Texas Topographic Regions Map
Topographic Regions Map of Texas (click map to enlarge)

Texas FlagTexas is one of the 50 US states, located in the south-central part of the United States, with a 560 km (350 mi) long coastline on the Gulf of Mexico in south east, and a 3,169 km (1,969 mi) long border with Mexico along the Rio Grande. The states' longest river forms a natural border to the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas in south west.

The Lone Star State (its nickname) is bordered by New Mexico in west; the Red River defines partly its borders to the U.S. states of Oklahoma and Arkansas, while the Sabine River creates a natural border to Louisiana in east. Other major rivers are, Brazos River, Canadian River, Colorado River and Pecos River. Texas consists of 254 counties.

Texas was originally part of Mexico, achieving independence as the Republic of Texas (Lone Star Republic) in 1836. The United States acquired the area of Texas through annexation and Texas was admitted to the Union on 29th December 1845, as the 28th state. Texas formally relinquished its sovereignty to the United States on 14th February 1846.

Guadalupe Peak in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas
Guadalupe Peak in Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Texas, it is the highest summit in the state at 2,667 m (8,751 ft).
Image: Zereshk

With an area of 696,241 km² (268,581 sq mi) [1], Texas is the largest state in the 48 contiguous United States. It is about twice the size of Germany or somewhat larger than Afghanistan.

The geography of Texas tends to be flat, except for the mountains west of the Pecos River, where the state’s highest elevations can be found, highest point is Guadalupe Peak, with 2,667 m (8,749 ft) in the Guadalupe Mountains.

The climate is quite varied, ranging from subtropical along the southern gulf coast to continental in northern part, to semiarid in the mountains and arid in the deserts in the far west. The northern portion of Texas lies in the Tornado Alley, which extends from central Texas northward to Illinois and Indiana.

Rio Grande in Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park, Texas
Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park. The Rio Grande marks the US Mexican border.
Image: Kyle Glenn

A population of 27.9 million (2018 est.) [2], makes Texas the second most populous state in the US (after California). Capital city is Austin; largest city and a primary port is Houston, second-largest city in Texas is San Antonio, largest metropolitan area is DallasFort Worth. Other major cities are Fort Worth, El Paso, Arlington, and Corpus Christi.

The two largest airports in the state are Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (IATA code: DFW) and Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IATA code: IAH), other major airports are William P. Hobby Airport (Houston; IATA code: HOU), Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (IATA code: AUS), San Antonio International Airport (IATA code: SAT), Dallas Love Field (IATA code: DAL), and El Paso International Airport (IATA code: ELP).

Cities and Towns in Texas

Downtown Houston, Texas
Downtown Houston.
Image: Vlad Busuioc

The map shows the location of following cities and towns in Texas:
(major cities with a population of more than 150,000 in bold)

Abilene, Albany, Alice, Alpine, Amarillo, Andrews, Angleton, Anson, Arlington, Aspermont, Athens, Austin, Ballinger, Bay City, Baytown, Beaumont, Beeville, Big Spring, Bonham, Borger, Bowie, Brady, Brownfield, Brownsville, Brownwood, Bryan, Buffalo, Burnet, Canadian, Canyon, Carrizo Springs, Carthage, Cedar Park, Channing, Childress, Cisco, Clarendon, Clarksville, Cleburne, Coleman, College Station, Colorado City, Columbus, Conroe, Corpus Christi, Corsicana, Cotulla, Crockett, Crystal City, Cuero, Dalhart, Dallas, Del Rio, Denton, Dumas, Eagle Pass, Eden, EdnaVictoria, El Paso, Ennis, Fairfield, Falfurrias, Floydada, Fort Stockton, Fort Worth, Fredericksburg, Freeport, Gainesville, Galveston, Garland, George West, Georgetown, Gladewater, Goldthwaite, Goliad, Gonzales, Graham, Guthrie, Hallettsville, Hamilton, Harlingen, Henderson, Hereford, Hillsboro, Hondo, Houston, Huntsville, Irving, Jacksonville, Jasper, Johnson City, Junction, Kermit, Kerrville, Kilgore, Killeen, Kingsville, La Grange, Lake Jackson, Lamesa, Lampasas, Laredo, Levelland, Littlefield, Livingston, Longview, Lubbock, Lufkin, Luling, Madisonville, Marfa, Marlin, Marshall, Mason, McAllen, McCamey, McKinney, Mexia, Midland, Mission, Monahans, Mount Pleasant, Muleshoe, Nacogdoches, Nederland, New Braunfels, Odessa, Orange, Ozona, Paducah, Palacios, Palestine, Pampa, Paris, Pasadena, Pecos, Perryton, Pharr, Plainview, Plano, Port Arthur, Port Isabel, Port Lavaca, Post, Presidio, Robstown, Rocksprings, Rosenberg, Rusk, San Marcos, San Angelo, San Antonio, San Augustine, Sanderson, Seguin, Seminole, Seymour, Shamrock, Sherman, Sinton, Snyder, Socorro, Sonora, Stamford, Stephenville, Stratford, Sweetwater, Tahoka, Temple, Texarkana, Texas City, The Woodlands, Tyler, Uvalde, Van Horn, Vega, Vernon, Waco, Wharton, Wichita Falls, and Woodville.

The detailed map below shows the US state of Texas with boundaries, major cities and populated places, rivers and lakes, interstate highways, principal highways, and railroads.

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Reference Map of Texas
Reference Map of Texas

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