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The Economy of Texas – Secondary Tertiary and High Tech

As Texas developed its industrial base through the 20th century, it no longer depended as reliantly as it had done previously, on the success of the primary industries. They were still lucrative but now other types of businesses were making an economic impact in the region. Many of the heavy industries have been established as…

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The Economy of Texas – the Primary Industries

The economy in Texas is massive and its GDP in 2016 amounted to 1,599 trillion US dollars which makes it the second biggest State in the country after California. If it were a country its GDP would be the 10th highest in the world. In 2012 it exported more than 264 billion dollars of goods,…

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The Cities of Texas – Part 1

The capital city of Texas is Austin which has a population of around 950,000 people which makes it the 11th largest city in the United States. The city is located virtually in the centre of the state and is the home to a number of different waterways and lakes. The city was named after the…

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The Cities of Texas – Part 1

The State of Texas is home to nearly 28 million people which means that it is the second most populous State in the USA. Many Texans now live in the cities and of 2010 of all the 20 largest US cities six can be found in Texas. The largest city with just over 2 million…

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Famous Texans

There are many Texans who have come to the attention of the general public. Politicians, actors, musicians, sportsman and business people have all emanated from this state and have made a name for themselves on the national, and even the international stage. The Bush family have produced two Presidents of the United States. George Bush…

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The History of Texas

Texas is the second largest State within the United States in terms of both population and area. The nickname of Texas is the “Lone Star State”, which refers back to when Texas was an independent republic.

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The Geography of Texas

Texas is situated in the southern half of the United States. The area of 268,571 squared miles is roughly twice the size of Germany and the only other state larger than Texas is Alaska. It is bordered to the south by Mexico and the separation is marked by the River Grande which acts as the…

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The History of Texas

Texas is the second largest State within the United States in terms of both population and area. The nickname of Texas is the “Lone Star State”, which refers back to when Texas was an independent republic. Texas originates from the Caddo word “Tejas” which means friends. The flag for the State incorporates the single star…

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