The state has several popular land regions, including the Texas Big Bend Country, Gulf Coast, Texas Hill Country, Panhandle Plains, Pineywoods, Prairies and Lakes, Hill Country, and South Texas Plains.
Agriculture in Texas
Agriculture plays a significant role in the Lone Star State’s economy. Agriculture is in the state is a $25 billion-dollar industry. There are approximately 248,000 farms and ranches in the state, covering 171 million acres of Texas. The average size farm or ranch comprises 411 acres. Agriculture makes a significant contribution to most of the 254 counties.
Texas has the largest number of cattle in the whole country, more than 16 million heads of cattle.
Texas’s most valuable crops are wheat and cotton. The state also grows substantial quantities of hay and corn.
Texas wildlife is abundant within the state on both land and water. The massive state boasts diverse landscapes and environments for a broad spectrum of wildlife.
Its primary wildlife includes whitetail deer, turkey, dove, ducks, and hog, which bodes well for avid hunters.
The combination of both freshwater and saltwater creates a diverse ecosystem for many fish species. The most common freshwater species include largemouth bass, stripper bass, white bass, crappie, catfish, perch, and bluegill. The primary saltwater species include redfish, black drum, speckled trout, redfish, and flounder. With over 150 lakes, 191,000 stream miles, and 1.2 million freshwater acres and the Gulf Coast access makes for diverse fishing opportunities across the state.
Main Rivers & Largest Lakes
Major rivers in Texas are the Red River, Rio Grande River, Brazos River, Pecos River, Nueces River, San Antonio River, and Guadalupe River.
Texas has more than 80 state parks and two national parks.
- Big Bend
- Guadalupe Mountains
Toledo Bend Reservoir, the largest lake in Texas, is located in East Texas on the Sabine River in Sabine and Newton counties and straddling the Texas-Louisiana state line. The surface area of this lake is approximately 185,000 acres (289 square miles).
Other large lakes include Sam Rayburn Reservoir and Lake Livingston, which exceed 192,500 surface area acres combined.
|Nickname||Lone Star State|
|Neighboring States||New Mexico, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas|
|Regions||Big Bend Country, Gulf Coast, Hill Country, Panhandle Plains, Pineywoods, Prairies and Lakes,
South Texas Plains
|State Flower||Blue Bonnet|
|State Bird||Northern Mockingbird|
|Big Game||White-tailed deer, mule deer, desert bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, and alligators|
|Small Game||gray or cat squirrel, red or fox squirrel, collared peccary or javelina|
|Freshwater Fish||Largemouth bass, striped bass, catfish, bullhead, crappie, bluegill|
|Saltwater Fish||Red fish, red snapper, spotted seatrout, black drum|
|Total acreage||171 million acres|
|Total public land acreage||800,000 acres|
|Average annual rainfall||27.25 inches|
|Farmland by acreage||127 million|
|Woodlands by acreage||63 million|
|Primary Crops||Wheat, cotton, hay, and corn|
|Largest Lake||Toledo Bend Reservoir|
|Other Lakes||Sam Rayburn reservoir, Lake Livingston, Lake Texoma|
|Major Rivers||The Rio Grande, Pecos River, Nueces River, San Antonio River, and Guadalupe River|
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