The state's economic fortunes changed in the early 20th century, when oil discoveries initiated an economic boom in the state.
With strong investments in universities, Texas developed a diversified economy and high tech industry in the mid-20th century.
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Other major cities include Austin, the second most populous state capital in the U. Texas is nicknamed the Lone Star State to signify its former status as an independent republic, and as a reminder of the state's struggle for independence from Mexico.
The "Lone Star" can be found on the Texan state flag and on the Texan state seal.
) is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population.
Geographically located in the south central part of the country, Texas shares borders with the U. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, while the Gulf of Mexico is to the southeast.
The Sabine River forms a natural border with Louisiana to the east.
The Texas Panhandle has an eastern border with Oklahoma at 100° W, a northern border with Oklahoma at 36°30' N and a western border with New Mexico at 103° W.Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth largest in the U.S., while San Antonio is the second most populous in the state and seventh largest in the U. Dallas–Fort Worth and Greater Houston are the fourth and fifth largest metropolitan statistical areas in the country, respectively.One classification system divides Texas, in order from southeast to west, into the following: Gulf Coastal Plains, Interior Lowlands, Great Plains, and Basin and Range Province.The Gulf Coastal Plains region wraps around the Gulf of Mexico on the southeast section of the state.Texas has led the nation in export revenue since 2002 and has the second-highest gross state product. Though 10 percent larger than France and almost twice as large as Germany or Japan, it ranks only 27th worldwide amongst country subdivisions by size.