The state of Texas is located in the southwest of the United States of America. Before merging with the United States, Texas was an independent republic.

Texas is a US state in the south of the country and with around 28.7 million residents (as of 2018), after California, it is the most populous state in the USA. The capital of the nearly 700,000 km² area, Austin, is located roughly in the center of Texas. However, the largest city is Houston. Due to its size and the Texan culture, which does not correspond to the American average, Texas is considered by many Texans and also by other Americans as a state within a state. The state is geographically diverse. So there are very fertile areas, prairies as well as mountain and highlands. Check TRACKAAH.COM to see population of Texas city by city.

Thanks to its location on the Mexican border, many Mexicans have settled in Texas. Despite the conservative image of this state, there is a large number of ethnic groups: around 45 percent are Latinos and Hispanics, around 11 percent are African American and less than one percent are Indians and Hawaiians. 9.6 percent of the population are even of German descent (as of 2014).

The geographical proximity to Mexico also ensured that Texan cuisine was influenced by Mexican. Summarized under the name Tex-Mex cuisine, dishes such as chili con carne and the tortillas served with all kinds of dishes are very popular in Texas. The United States Grand Prix was held for the first time in Austin in 2012 and attracts Formula 1 fans from all over America to Texas.

Texas State Bird and Flower

Largest Counties in Texas by Area

According to Countryaah, the biggest counties in Texas are listed as below:

Ranking County Area
1 Brewster County 16,040 km2
2 Pecos County 12,339 km2
3 Hudspeth County 11,839 km2
4 Presidio County 9,987 km2
5 Culberson County 9,876 km2
6 Webb County 8,695 km2
7 Val Verde County 8,213 km2
8 Crockett County 7,273 km2
9 Reeves County 6,827 km2
10 Terrell County 6,107 km2
11 Jeff Davis County 5,866 km2
12 Edwards County 5,491 km2
13 Duval County 4,644 km2
14 Harris County 4,478 km2
15 Hidalgo County 4,064 km2
16 Uvalde County 4,033 km2
17 Tom Green County 3,942 km2
18 Dallam County 3,898 km2
19 Gaines County 3,890 km2
20 Andrews County 3,888 km2
21 Oldham County 3,888 km2
22 Deaf Smith County 3,877 km2
23 La Salle County 3,856 km2
24 Hartley County 3,787 km2
25 Kenedy County 3,774 km2
26 Sutton County 3,766 km2
27 Brazoria County 3,592 km2
28 Kinney County 3,533 km2
29 Dimmit County 3,447 km2
30 Medina County 3,440 km2
31 Schleicher County 3,395 km2
32 Zavala County 3,364 km2
33 Maverick County 3,315 km2
34 Coleman County 3,297 km2
35 Kimble County 3,240 km2
36 Bexar County 3,230 km2
37 Upton County 3,217 km2
38 Atascosa County 3,191 km2
39 Houston County 3,188 km2
40 Starr County 3,168 km2
41 Reagan County 3,043 km2
42 Liberty County 3,004 km2
43 Jim Hogg County 2,942 km2
44 San Saba County 2,937 km2
45 Frio County 2,934 km2
46 Williamson County 2,911 km2
47 Matagorda County 2,885 km2
48 McMullen County 2,883 km2
49 Kerr County 2,865 km2
50 Clay County 2,844 km2
51 Wharton County 2,823 km2
52 Erath County 2,813 km2
53 Leon County 2,776 km2
54 Anderson County 2,774 km2
55 Navarro County 2,774 km2
56 McCulloch County 2,769 km2
57 Gonzales County 2,766 km2
58 Gillespie County 2,748 km2
59 Bell County 2,743 km2
60 Polk County 2,738 km2
61 Runnels County 2,730 km2
62 Cherokee County 2,725 km2
63 Coryell County 2,725 km2
64 Irion County 2,725 km2
65 Red River County 2,719 km2
66 Montgomery County 2,704 km2
67 McLennan County 2,699 km2
68 Live Oak County 2,683 km2
69 Milam County 2,634 km2
70 Lamb County 2,631 km2
71 El Paso County 2,624 km2
72 Hale County 2,603 km2
73 Zapata County 2,582 km2
74 Burnet County 2,577 km2
75 Concho County 2,569 km2
76 Floyd County 2,569 km2
77 Bosque County 2,561 km2
78 Motley County 2,561 km2
79 Travis County 2,561 km2
80 Wilbarger County 2,515 km2
81 Lavaca County 2,512 km2
82 Colorado County 2,494 km2
83 Hill County 2,492 km2
84 Palo Pinto County 2,468 km2
85 Fayette County 2,460 km2
86 Nacogdoches County 2,453 km2
87 Brown County 2,445 km2
88 Brooks County 2,442 km2
89 Ellis County 2,435 km2
90 Cass County 2,429 km2
91 Comanche County 2,429 km2
92 Jasper County 2,429 km2
93 Llano County 2,422 km2
94 Grayson County 2,419 km2
95 Newton County 2,416 km2
96 Lipscomb County 2,414 km2
97 Mason County 2,414 km2
98 Jones County 2,411 km2
99 Montague County 2,411 km2
100 Donley County 2,409 km2
101 Gray County 2,404 km2
102 Smith County 2,404 km2
103 Eastland County 2,398 km2
104 Roberts County 2,393 km2
105 Rusk County 2,393 km2
106 Carson County 2,391 km2
107 Sherman County 2,391 km2
108 Sterling County 2,391 km2
109 Tyler County 2,391 km2
110 Young County 2,388 km2
111 Hansford County 2,383 km2
112 Collingsworth County 2,380 km2
113 Stonewall County 2,380 km2
114 Ochiltree County 2,378 km2
115 Jack County 2,375 km2
116 Lamar County 2,375 km2
117 Taylor County 2,372 km2
118 Martin County 2,370 km2
119 Armstrong County 2,367 km2
120 Randall County 2,367 km2
121 Shackelford County 2,367 km2
122 Wheeler County 2,367 km2
123 King County 2,362 km2
124 Nolan County 2,362 km2
125 Throckmorton County 2,362 km2
126 Archer County 2,357 km2
127 Hemphill County 2,357 km2
128 Mitchell County 2,357 km2
129 DeWitt County 2,354 km2
130 Limestone County 2,354 km2
131 Potter County 2,354 km2
132 Hockley County 2,352 km2
133 Cameron County 2,347 km2
134 Wise County 2,344 km2
135 Dickens County 2,341 km2
136 Jefferson County 2,341 km2
137 Parker County 2,341 km2
138 Hall County 2,339 km2
139 Haskell County 2,339 km2
140 Howard County 2,339 km2
141 Scurry County 2,339 km2
142 Dawson County 2,336 km2
143 Kent County 2,336 km2
144 Menard County 2,336 km2
145 Cottle County 2,334 km2
146 Ector County 2,334 km2
147 Fisher County 2,334 km2
148 Glasscock County 2,334 km2
149 Briscoe County 2,331 km2
150 Crosby County 2,331 km2
151 Lubbock County 2,331 km2
152 Midland County 2,331 km2
153 Moore County 2,331 km2
154 Swisher County 2,331 km2
155 Borden County 2,328 km2
156 Callahan County 2,328 km2
157 Coke County 2,328 km2
158 Harrison County 2,328 km2
159 Castro County 2,326 km2
160 Garza County 2,321 km2
161 Stephens County 2,318 km2
162 Hardin County 2,315 km2
163 Fannin County 2,310 km2
164 Lynn County 2,310 km2
165 Terry County 2,305 km2
166 Bastrop County 2,300 km2
167 Bowie County 2,300 km2
168 Denton County 2,300 km2
169 Hutchinson County 2,297 km2
170 Freestone County 2,292 km2
171 Victoria County 2,287 km2
172 Parmer County 2,284 km2
173 Bee County 2,279 km2
174 Dallas County 2,279 km2
175 Fort Bend County 2,266 km2
176 Cooke County 2,264 km2
177 Henderson County 2,264 km2
178 Baylor County 2,256 km2
179 Kleberg County 2,256 km2
180 Jim Wells County 2,240 km2
181 Tarrant County 2,238 km2
182 Robertson County 2,214 km2
183 Goliad County 2,212 km2
184 Knox County 2,212 km2
185 Van Zandt County 2,199 km2
186 Collin County 2,196 km2
187 Hunt County 2,178 km2
188 Winkler County 2,178 km2
189 Hamilton County 2,165 km2
190 Nueces County 2,165 km2
191 Ward County 2,165 km2
192 Jackson County 2,150 km2
193 Bailey County 2,142 km2
194 Wilson County 2,090 km2
195 Angelina County 2,077 km2
196 Panola County 2,075 km2
197 Yoakum County 2,072 km2
198 Grimes County 2,056 km2
199 Shelby County 2,056 km2
200 Bandera County 2,051 km2
201 Walker County 2,041 km2
202 Crane County 2,036 km2
203 Kaufman County 2,036 km2
204 Hopkins County 2,033 km2
205 Cochran County 2,007 km2
206 Refugio County 1,994 km2
207 Falls County 1,992 km2
208 Karnes County 1,942 km2
209 Mills County 1,937 km2
210 Johnson County 1,888 km2
211 Lampasas County 1,844 km2
212 Blanco County 1,841 km2
213 Guadalupe County 1,841 km2
214 Childress County 1,839 km2
215 Foard County 1,831 km2
216 Real County 1,813 km2
217 Hardeman County 1,800 km2
218 Trinity County 1,795 km2
219 San Patricio County 1,792 km2
220 Hays County 1,756 km2
221 Loving County 1,743 km2
222 Burleson County 1,725 km2
223 Kendall County 1,715 km2
224 Austin County 1,691 km2
225 Wood County 1,683 km2
226 Lee County 1,629 km2
227 Wichita County 1,627 km2
228 Washington County 1,577 km2
229 Chambers County 1,551 km2
230 Willacy County 1,546 km2
231 Upshur County 1,523 km2
232 Brazos County 1,518 km2
233 San Jacinto County 1,479 km2
234 Comal County 1,456 km2
235 Caldwell County 1,414 km2
236 San Augustine County 1,368 km2
237 Waller County 1,331 km2
238 Calhoun County 1,326 km2
239 Sabine County 1,269 km2
240 Madison County 1,217 km2
241 Hood County 1,093 km2
242 Titus County 1,064 km2
243 Galveston County 1,033 km2
244 Marion County 987 km2
245 Orange County 922 km2
246 Franklin County 741 km2
247 Delta County 717 km2
248 Gregg County 710 km2
249 Rains County 671 km2
250 Morris County 658 km2
251 Aransas County 653 km2
252 Camp County 513 km2
253 Somervell County 484 km2
254 Rockwall County 386 km2

 

SAN ANTONIO

San Antonio is the oldest and reportedly the most beautiful city in the US state of Texas. Founded in 1718 as the mission station “San Antonio de Valero” and characterized over the years by the steady influx of Spanish, Mexican and German immigrants, San Antonio is now in the top 10 of the largest American populations with a little over 1.3 million residents Cities to find.

Said mission station is now one of the major tourist destinations in Texas. It is best known under the name “The Alamo”. Among other things, she played an important role in the Texas War of Independence, which ended in the secession from Mexico.

The Spanish-Mexican influence can be seen above all in the building fabric of San Antonio. In addition to the five Spanish missions, this is also impressively recognizable in “La Villita”, one of the first settlements in the city, or the remarkable San Antonio Museum of Art.

For example, the “Paseo del Rio” is where you should have been during your visit. This is a path directly on the river that is ideal for walking. The “River Walk” – originally intended as a project against a possible flood – offers a 4 km long route that can be covered through beautifully landscaped parks. Stroll along there and enjoy the warm climate, numerous restaurants and cafes as well as leisurely boat tours. Especially in the evenings there is a happy togetherness on the River Walk.

If you want to get rid of a little money for souvenirs, the “Historic Market Square” is recommended. The “El Mercado” offers you, among other things, the largest Mexican market in America.

Economically, San Antonio is well positioned in the areas of education, health and tourism. In southern Texas, the city acts as a hub due to its economic power. Among other things, the South Texas Medical Center, the largest medical research center in South Texas, as well as the Japanese automobile manufacturer “Toyota” are represented here.

San Antonio is also way ahead when it comes to basketball. With the “San Antonio Spurs”, the city provides a major service provider and meanwhile five-time NBA title holder. The US basketball champion celebrated the fifth championship in 2014, accompanied by around 100,000 fans, on the San Antonio River.

Location: State of Texas, in the far south of the USA

Population: approx. 1.3 million

Area: 1,067 km²

Foundation: 1718

Famous People: Michelle Rodríguez (Actress), Edward Higgins White (Astronaut), Henry Thomas (Actor), Kevin Reynolds (Director)