DEMOGRAPHICS / TEXAS AT A GLANCE
 
Population      
26,448,193

Area                
261,797 square miles

Border States
Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma

Lowest Point
Gulf coast; sea level

Highest Point
Guadalupe Peak; 8,749 feet

State Capital    
Austin

State Motto      
Friendship (from Native American “Tejas”)

State Nickname           
Lone Star State

State Bird        
Mockingbird

State Tree        
Pecan

State Flower    
Bluebonnet

State Song      
“Texas, Our Texas”

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