Texas

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Martí Micolau
@martimicolau
SOURCES CONSULTED:

wikipedia.org, lonelyplanet.com

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Index

  • Historical notes
  • To be seen
  • Natura
  • Curiosity

The state of Texas has some characteristics that distinguish it from all the others quite markedly. First of all the size, it is among the largest states in the USA and, compared to the European ones, it is the largest compared to the others. This creates a large spatial dimension but also generates inevitable internal differences.

Texas lies to the south and borders Oklahoma to the north, Louisiana and Arkansas to the east, New Mexico to the west and Mexico to the south.



The state has river marshes, alongside grasslands, subtropical forests but also mountainous, arid or desert areas.

In the language of the native Indians of that territory, the word Texas means "friends".

Historical notes

Texas was inhabited by several tribes of Indians native to those lands, following the arrival of the Europeans, Texas was conquered first by the Spanish, then by the French and finally by the Anglo-Americans. Texas also passed under the dominion of Mexico from which it became independent in the early 1800s. A slave state, Texas sided with the Confederates during the Civil War.

To be seen

Texas is full of opportunities of all kinds, both to immerse yourself in wild and natural landscapes and to participate in social and artistic life.
Austin it is the state capital, as well as a very important musical center. Every night concerts and dance halls, various festivals for rock, blues, punk, acoustics, jazz, South American samba and many other genres.

Even the small towns around the capital are very suggestive, with their ranch open to tourists and surrounded by fields with wild flowers, they are places where you can get closer to the real life of the cowboys.



flag it is a town that maintains the old west atmosphere as much as possible, with saloons and bars with a rustic flavor.

San Antonio it is, on the other hand, an important city historically, as the Texas War of Independence was fought there.

Houston instead it is a modern city, the fifth largest in all of the USA, due to its multicultural liveliness it is a destination not to be missed.

Dallas it is the city of rich oilmen and retains the refined atmosphere also in the catering offer, many clubs and restaurants where you can eat excellent meat.

Natura

The natural aspect of Texas is varied but visit the Big bend national park it allows you to come into contact with those images that usually reproduce the state. Blooming cacti in the desert sands, picturesque tumbleweeds rolling on arid and dry ground, a boundless sky and a scorching sun create the area's lunar landscape.

Curiosity

Rich and famous people take planes only to buy the legendary Texan boots. The Rocketbuster Boots located in Step is a shop where the very high quality of vintage design but also of the workmanship and materials used for the creation of the boots are unique in the world.

TEXAS, TX – 30.30N, 097.75W STATE MAP - OFFICIAL SITE
ABNAMED: “The Lone Start State”
ORIGIN NAME: Tejas, friends or allies: so they called the Indian tribes of the region, which took their name from them.
CAPITAL: Austin
OTHER CITIES': Houston, Dallas, San Antonio
MEMBER UNION FROM: 29 December 1845 (28th state)
POPULATION: 20.044.141
CAPITAL POPULATION: 950.807 from.
COUNTY NUMBER: 254
POOR PEOPLE: 16,7 % water content
MOTTO: “Friendship”
TREE: Pecan
BIRD: Mockingbird
FLOWER: Bluebonnet
SONG: Texas, Our Texas
FLAG: The flag was adopted as the state flag when Texas became the 1845th state of the union in 28. As in the flag of the United States, blue stands for loyalty, white stands for endurance and red for courage.
Economics
- AGRICULTURE: Livestock, cotton, dairy, poultry, cereals, wheat.
- INDUSTRY : Chemicals, Oil and Natural Gas, Food Processing, Electrical Equipment, Mining, Tourism.
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