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Many symbols of Texas can be found in our Texas coloring pages section. This includes state map outlines, the flag, state flower, famous landmarks, state animals and other symbols of the region. These printables make a great resource for student reports.

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Texas OutlineState Name: Texas
State Nickname: The Lone Star State
State Capital: Austin
State Governor: Greg Abbott
State Abbreviation: Tex.
2 letter Postal Code: TX
Area: 267,339 square miles
Date Entered the Union: Dec. 29, 1845
State #: 28
Borders: New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, Red River, Rio Grande
Texas flagFlag Meaning: The rectangle consists of a vertical bar of blue and horizontal bars of white and red. The blue represents loyalty, the white represents strength and the red represents bravery. A 5 pointed white star is centered on the blue bar. The flag was adopted in 1839.
Number of U.S. Representatives: 32
State Motto: Friendship
State Flower: Bluebonnet
State Bird: Mockingbird
State Song: "Texas, Our Texas"
State Tree: pecan
State Mammal: longhorn
State Reptile: horned lizard
State Fish: guadalupe bass
State Butterfly: monarch
10 Largest Cities (in order of size): Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, El Paso, Arlington, Corpus Christi, Plano, Garland
Famous Residents:
- Mary Kay Ash, cosmetics entrepreneur
- Gene Autry, singer
- Carol Burnett, comedienne
- George W. Bush, president
- Joan Crawford, actress
- Dwight David Eisenhower, president
- Howard Hughes, industrialist
- Lyndon B. Johnson, president
- Tommy Lee Jones, actor
- Janis Joplin, singer
- Trini Lopez, singer
- Mary Martin, singer and actress
- Selena Pérez, singer
- Dan Rather, TV newscaster
Attractions: LBJ's Home, The Alamo, King Ranch, Spindletop Monument, Brackenridge park, Fair Park, King Ranch, La Villita, Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, San Jacinto Battle Monument, Texas memorial Museum
Agriculture: beef cattle, citrus fruits, cotton, dairy products, poultry and eggs, rice sorghums
Natural Resources: limestone, natural gas, petroleum, salt, sulfur

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