Texas State
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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

Abbreviation:
TX

Capital:
Austin

Date of Statehood:
December 29, 1845

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.

Nickname:
The Lone Star State

Motto:
Friendship

Flower:
Blue Bonnet (Legislation of 1901)
Picture of the Blue Bonnet, the official state flower of Texas.

Tree:
Pecan (Legislation of 1919)

Bird:
Mockingbird (Legislation of 1927)
Picture of the Mockingbird, the official state bird of Texas.
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Fish:
Guadalupe Bass (Legislation of 1989)

Insect:
Monarch Butterfly (Legislation of 1995)

Gemstone:
Blue Topaz (Legislation of 1969)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of Texas.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of Texas.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of Texas.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of Texas state.
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