The state of Arkansas borders the Mississippi River in the south of the country. There are several parks and wilderness areas in the area, including mountains, caves, rivers, and hot springs.
The state of Texas is located in the South Central region of the United States. It is the second-largest U.S. state by both area (after Alaska) and population (after California) by 2020, with a total area of 268,596 square miles (695,662 km2). In addition to its borders with Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Texas also borders the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas, and the Gulf of Mexico to its southeast.
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Texas was first inhabited around 16,700 years ago. The land was then occupied by Native American tribes, such as the Akokisa, Karankawa, Mogollon, and Comanche.
The first Europeans in Texas were Spanish missionaries who promoted Christianity. The area eventually became known as Coahuila y Tejas when Mexico took control in 1821. After the Texas Revolution began in 1835, settlers in this province-often called just Texas-rebelled. During the 1836 battle at the Alamo in San Antonio, the rebel army suffered a terrible defeat at the hands of the Mexican army. The defeat did not deter the settlers, however. In a cry of “Remember the Alamo!,” many joined the rebel army, and soon Mexico surrendered.
The Republic of Texas was formed in 1836 as an independent nation. Texas joined the United States in 1845 after fending off hostile tribes and Mexican troops. 1861 saw Texas leave the Union and 1870 saw it rejoin with the end of the Civil War.
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A place to see in Texas is a black bear, an armadillo, a coyote, a cougar, a jaguarundi, a tiger salamander, and a leopard frog. You won't want to miss the birds! There are more bird species in Texas than any other state, such as screech owls and hummingbirds. A wide range of plants grow in the area, including pinyon pines, mesquite, cottonwood, and various types of cacti.
Texas is famous for its oil rigs - there are hundreds of them pumping beneath the earth - but it is also known for its cattle. More cattle live in Texas than in any other state. In addition to wool and cotton, Texas has one of the largest wind power farms in the world, with more than 100,000 acres of wind turbines. In the past, the turbines provided 45 percent of the state's electricity.