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Emblems and Facts

Want to know what the state bird of Texas is? Or the length of its coastline? Read the interesting facts below to find out all about our grand state.

Official Song of the State of Texas

'Texas, Our Texas'
Written by William J. Marsh and Gladys Yoakum Wright

Texas, Our Texas! all hail the mighty State!
Texas, Our Texas! so wonderful so great!
Boldest and grandest, withstanding ev'ry test
O Empire wide and glorious, you stand supremely blest.

Texas, O Texas! your freeborn single star,
Sends out its radiance to nations near and far,
Emblem of Freedom! it set our hearts aglow,
With thoughts of San Jacinto and glorious Alamo.

Texas, dear Texas! from tyrant grip now free,
Shines forth in splendor, your star of destiny!
Mother of heroes, we come your children true,
Proclaiming our allegiance, our faith, our love for you.

God bless you Texas! And keep you brave and strong,
That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long.
God bless you Texas! And keep you brave and strong,
That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long.

'Texas, Our Texas' was adopted by the Texas Legislature in 1929.

Texas has the following symbols as emblems:-

State Flower: Bluebonnet
State Tree: Pecan
State Bird: Mockingbird
State Dish: Chili
State Fish: Guadalupe Bass
State Gem: Topas
State Stone: Petrified Palmwood
State Song: Texas our Texas
State Mammal Small: Armadillo
State Mammal Large: Longhorn
State Motto: Friendship
State Nickname: Lone Star State


State Emblems

The Mockingbird            The State Seal

State Licence Plate

The Pecan Tree            The Bluebonnet



Covers 266,027 square miles
Is ranked as the second largest State, both in geographical size and population
Measures 801 miles from north to south and 773 miles from east to west
Has 624 miles of coastline on the Gulf of Mexico
Highest point is Guadalupe Peak (8,749 ft.)
Lowest point is the Gulf of Mexico shoreline
Population is estimated at 19,128,200
Became a republic March 2, 1836
Joined the Union on Dec 29, 1845 to become the 28th state
State capital is in Austin
Largest city is Houston with a population of 1,741,250

Has many airports. The major ones are the 3 international airports located at Houston, San Antonio and Dallas/Fort Worth and a further 4 airports at Del Rio, El Paso, Laredo and McAllen which serve Mexico

Figures given on this page are approximate as of 2000

Six Flags Over Texas