29 June 2012

#94 Dallas, Texas, USA | US-1743776

Texas is the second most populous and the second most extensive of the 50 states in the United States of America, and the most extensive state of the 48 contiguous United States. The name, based on the Caddo word tejas meaning "friends" or "allies", was applied by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves and to the region of their settlement in East Texas. Located in the South Central United States, Texas shares an international border with the Mexican states of ChihuahuaCoahuilaNuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the south, and borders the US states of New Mexico to the west, Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas to the northeast, and Louisiana to the east. Texas has an area of 268,820 square miles (696,200 km2), and a growing population of 25.7 million residents.

State Capital: Austin
Largest City: Houston
Admission to Union: December 29, 1847 (28th)
Highest Elevation: Guadalupe Peak 8,751 ft (2667.4 m)
Lowest point: Gulf of Mexico - sea level

Date of Issue: March 16, 2007 - American Design: Silver Coffeepot

Thank you, Corinne (EmeraldMist) !

Received on: June 29, 2012
Travel time: 4 days
Distance: 1978 km (1229 miles)

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