Texas is the second most populous and the second most extensive of the 50 United States, and the most extensive state of the 48 contiguous United States. The name, based on the Caddo word tejas meaning "friends" or "allies", was applied by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves and to the region of their settlement in East Texas. Located in the South Central United States, Texas shares an international border with the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the south, and borders the US states of New Mexico to the west, Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas to the...
|Founded:||December 29, 1845|
|Current governor||Rick Perry|
|Area:||268,820.2 sq. mi.|
|Also known as:||Lone Star State, TX, Tex|
|Time zone:||Mountain Time Zone, Central Time Zone|