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What are some interesting facts about the state of Texas?

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Texas was the 28th state to join the United States of America and was once an independent nation. It is the second-largest state in the United States, both in terms of population and area as of 2015. Its capital city is Austin.

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Texas declared independence from Mexico in 1836. At the time, a majority of Texans favored U.S. annexation, but the United States did not immediately agree to the annexation. The Republic of Texas was an independent nation from 1836 to 1845. Texas joined the United States of America on Dec. 29, 1845, following successful treaty negotiations with the United States.

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