Texas is the second largest state in America, in terms of both area and population. Here are some interesting facts about Texas.
Interesting Facts About Texas
- 28% of Texans identify themselves as members of the Roman Catholic Church.
- Texas is home to the most Fortune 500 company headquarters in the US.
- Texas emits the most greenhouse gases of any state. If Texas was a nation, it would be the 7th largest producer of greenhouse gases!
- A shipwrecked Spanish explorer, Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, was the first European to set foot in Texas in 1519.
- Different parts of Texas have vastly different averages rainfalls. In El Paso, the average rainfall is only 8 inches. Houston averages 54 inches of rain. This large difference is due to the intersection of different climate zones.
- Since the 1980’s, Texas has supported Republican presidential candidates. John McCain won the state (55%-44%) in the 2008 United States Presidential Election.
- The most popular sport in Texas is American football. They have two teams in the NFL- the Houston Texans and the Dallas Cowboys.
- Texas has the most farms in the United States. Texas is the leading state in livestock production and cotton production.
- There are currently 17 toll roads in Texas to fund the recent growth in highways throughout the state. More toll roads are planned.
- The Texas healthcare system is rated the third worst in the United States.
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