Texas State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Texas as the 28th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Texas.
State Name: Texas
Capital of Texas State: Austin
Date of Statehood: December 29, 1845
Texas State Population: 22,859,968 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Primary Agriculture: Chief agricultural products of Texas include cattle, grain sorghums, cotton lint and seed, wheat, rice, dairy products.
Primary Industry: The major industries of Texas include chemicals and allied products, petroleum and coal products, food and kindred products, transportation equipment, petroleum, natural gas, natural gas liquids.
Texas State Nickname: The Lone Star State
Texas State Motto: Friendship
Texas State Flower:
Blue Bonnet (Lupinus texensis)(Legislation of 1901)
Texas State Tree: Pecan (Legislation of 1919)
Texas State Bird:
Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)(Legislation of 1927)
Texas State Fish: Guadalupe Bass (Legislation of 1989)
Texas State Insect: Monarch Butterfly (Legislation of 1995)
Texas State Gemstone: Blue Topaz (Legislation of 1969)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
Texas State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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