What Are the Physical Features of Texas?

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There are 4,200 physical features in Texas, including plains, mountains and basins. The plains in the state include the North Central Plains, Coastal Plains and Great Plains.

Texas consists of 268,581 square miles. The highest peak in Texas is 8,749 feet above sea level and it is the Guadalupe Peak. There are more than 605,000 acres of woods and forest areas spread across 120 state parks and five state forests. The state has 191,000 miles of rivers spread across 15 major river systems and 3,700 streams. There are 14 soil regions, 10 climatic regions and 11 ecological regions throughout the state.