- Capital City: Austin (pop.) 743,074 (2008 est.)
- Texas Population: 26,059,203 (2012 est.) (2nd)
- Texas Population: (per square mile)
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- Currency: U.S. Dollar (conversion rates)
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- Texas Quarter The Texas quarter was the third quarter released in 2004 and the 28th in the United States Mint's 50 State Quarters® Program. Texas became the 28th state to be admitted to the Union on December 29, 1845.
The quarter's design features an outline of the State with a star superimposed on the outline along with the inscription "The Lone Star State". The lariat encircling the design symbolizes the cattle and cowboy history of Texas and the frontier spirit that tamed the land.
The two most recognized symbols of Texas are its shape and the lone star that is represented on the State flag. The name "Texas" comes from the Indian word "tejas" meaning friends or allies. Texas is the only State to have had six different flags fly over its land: Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States of America and the United States of America. Additional details
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- Language: English, others
- Largest Cities: (by population) Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Fort Worth
- Name: The origin of the name is reportedly from the Caddo Indian word "teysha" meaning "hello friend"
- San Antonio facts
- Statehood: Dec. 29, 1845 (28th state)
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