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Texas

Texas is located in the South Central part of the United States. Its capital is Austin, although Houston is its largest city. The state is bordered by New Mexico to the west, Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas to the northeast, and Louisiana to the east. Texas is bordered to the south by the Mexican states Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas. The border between Texas and these states is 1,248-miles long. The state of Texas is around 268,820 square miles. The large area it encompasses gives it a large variety of climate zones and weather. Certain areas receive only eight inches of annual rainfall, while other areas receive fifty-four inches. The state of Texas is not only the second largest state in area, but also in population with around 25 million persons. Texas’ gross state product is the second highest in the United States at $1.09 trillion. Due it its large size, population, and geography, Texas has a diverse and largely successful economy. Since the discovery of oil in Texas, the state has focused on petroleum based industries. Texas also has the most farms and highest agricultural acreage in the United States.

Texas shares seventeen land ports of entry with Mexican states including: El Paso, Texas with Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua; Fabens, Texas with Práxedis G. Guerrero, Chihuahua; Presidio, Texas with Ojinaga, Chihuahua; Heath Canyon, Texas with La Linda, Coahuila Del Rio, Texas with Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila; Eagle Pass, Texas with Piedras Negras, Coahuila; Laredo, Texas with Colombia, Nuevo León; Laredo, Texas with Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas; Falcon Heights, Texas with Presa Falcón, Tamaulipas; Roma, Texas – Ciudad Miguel Alemán, Tamaulipas; Rio Grande City, Texas with Ciudad Camargo, Tamaulipas; Mission, Texas with Reynosa, Tamaulipas (future); Hidalgo, Texas with Reynosa, Tamaulipas; Pharr, Texas with Reynosa, Tamaulipas; Progreso Lakes, Texas with Nuevo Progreso, Tamaulipas; Los Indios, Texas with Matamoros, Tamaulipas; and Brownsville, Texas with Matamoros, Tamaulipas. Texas also has over 1,000 seaports and over 1,000 miles of channels.

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