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Texas.

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The United States of America (USA) is a federal republic consisting of 50 states and a federal district. Most of the country is located in central North America between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south.
With 9'83 million square kilometers and with around 316 million people, the United States is the fourth-largest country by total area and third by population. It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nation, product of the large-scale immigration from many countries.
It's, by the way, the world's largest national economy.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
TEXAS.
Geographic location.
Texas is the second most populous (after California) and the second largest of the 50 states (after Alaska) in the USA. Geographically located in the South Central part of the country. Texas has an area of 696,200 km2 and a growing population of 26.1 million residents.
Political situation.
The current Texas Constitution was adopted in 1876. Like many states, it explicitly provides for a separation of powers. The state's Bill of Rights has provisions unique to Texas.
Texas has a plural executive branch system limiting the power of the Governor. Voters elect executive officers independently.
Texas' coin is the United States dollar.
"Texas, Our Texas" is the official state song of Texas. It was written in 1924 by William J. Marsh.
The Texas flag is known as the "Lone Star Flag" (giving rise to the state's nickname "The Lone Star State"). This flag was introduced to the Congress of the Republic of Texas in 1838.
Economy.
Texas' economy is the fourth-largest of any country subdivision globally, behind England, California, and Tokyo Prefecture.
Texas's large population, abundance of natural resources, thriving cities and leading centers of higher education have contributed to a large and diverse economy.
In 2010, Texas was ranked as the most business-friendly state in the nation.
Texas has the most farms and the highest acreage in the United States, and it leads the nation in livestock production, which is the state's most valuable natural product. The state grows significant amounts of cereal crops.
Texas throughout the 21st century has been hammered by drought. This has cost the state billions of dollars in livestock and crops.
Energy is a dominant force politically and economically within the state.
Demography.
Texas' population is around 24326974 people, which makes it the second most populated state of the nation.
Texas has no official language, although the most spoken is english, used by 66'24% of the population; the second is spanish.
The 10 largest cities in Texas are:
Houston is the fourth most populated city in the United States and the largest in the state of Texas, with a population of 2099451 people.
Houston's economy is based in energy.
The city has a multicultural population with a large and growing international community.
san antonio.
San Antonio has a population of 1327407 inhabitants.
San Antonio is the seventh most populous city in the United States and second in the state of Texas. It is located in the south of Texas. It is the epicenter of Texas culture and tourism.
dallas.
Dallas has a population of 1197816 inhabitants. The city is the third largest in Texas.
Dallas is the largest city in the United States without connection to the sea because of its central location and its huge industry information technology .
Dallas is also known for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.
austin.
Austin is the capital of Texas, which has a population of 790390 inhabitants.
In addition to his duties as the seat of state government, Austin is a commercial, manufacturing, educational and convention center.
fort worth.
Fort Worth has a population of 741206 inhabitants. Currently the city is one of the fastest growing cities in the country.
It is famous for its communication rail, road and air, but is also the base of the agriculture and cattle industries of Texas.
el paso.
El Paso has a population of 649121 inhabitants, being the sixth most populous city in Texas. El Paso is the second largest along the border between the U.S. and Mexico .
El Paso houses the campus health sciences from Texas Tech University. Also in the city is a major military base called Fort Bliss.
arlington.
Arlington has a population of 365438 inhabitants.
Arlington has the Ameriquest Field ballpark and there we can find the most popular home team, the Texas Rangers.
corpus christi.
Corpus Christi has a population of 305215 inhabitants. It has chemical and metallurgical industries, and a shipping port for oil and cotton.
The location on the Gulf of Mexico makes the city of Corpus Christi one of the favorites for fishing and water sports.
plano.
Plano has a population of 259841 inhabitants.
In 2005, Plano was designated the best place to live in the Eastern United States.
Plano schools are rated among the best in the country. It has been rated as the wealthiest city in the United States with a poverty rate of less than 6.4%.
laredo.
Laredo has a population of 236091 people.
It has the distinction of having had seven flags flown over the city.
The Cathedral of San Agustin is one of their symbols.
Cuisine.
The official food of Texas is the chili, the southern plate and grill. There are also regions where the Creole and Cajun dish is popular, as in the East of Texas.
Religion.
50% of Texans are Catholic or Protestant, making it the tenth federal state of the United States more religious (almost 42%).
Demi Lovato.
Demi Lovato (August 20, 1992, Albuquerque) is an American actress, singer, writer, songwriter, dancer, fashion designer, television personality and businesswoman.
Her four albums are "Don't forget", "Here we go again", "Unbroken" and "DEMI", which she is promoting right now with her Neon Lights Tour.
In her work as social activist, she is the spokesperson for anti-bullying organization PACER which is an organization that supports and seeks solutions to youth who are victims of bullying. She also joined companies like Aéropostale and Do Something in the "'Teen for Jeans'" charity campaign, which aims to collect unused jeans so they can be donated to low-income adolescents.
Beyoncé.
Beyoncé (Houston, Texas, USA, September 4th 1981) is a singer, R&B songwriter, record producer, dancer, model, fashion designer and actress.
Her musical career began in the late 90s as the lead singer of the Destiny's Child band, along Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland.
Kelly Clarkson.
Kelly Clarkson (Fort Worth, Texas, United States, April 24, 1982) is an American recording artist and actress.
He reached the fame by being chosen winner of the first season of American Idol, and her debut album Thankful.
HOUSTON.
Weird laws.
It's legal for a husband to beat his wife as long as he uses something smaller than his thumb.
It's legal to commit a murder as long as you tell the person how and when you're going to kill him or her.
It is illegal to drink more than three sips of beer while standing up.
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