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Flag of Texas

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Name: The Lone Star Flag
Use: Civil and state flag
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: January 25, 1839 (by the Republic of Texas)
Readopted: August 31, 1933 (De facto use 1879–1933)
Design: ⅓ of the hoist is blue containing a single centered white star. The remaining field is divided horizontally into a white and red bar.
Designed by: Unknown
The flag of Texas is the official flag of the U.S. state of Texas. It is well known for its prominent single white star which gives the flag its commonly-used name: "Lone Star Flag". This lone star, in turn, gives rise to the state's nickname: "The Lone Star State." The flag, flown at homes and businesses statewide, is highly popular among Texans and is treated with a great degree of reverence and esteem within Texas.

State of Texas
Flag of Texas State seal of Texas
Flag Seal
Nickname(s):
The Lone Star State
Motto(s): Friendship
State song(s): "Texas, Our Texas"
Map of the United States with Texas highlighted
Official language No official language
(see Languages spoken in Texas)
Spoken languages Predominantly English;
Spanish is spoken by a sizable minority
Demonym Texan
Texian (archaic)
Tejano (usually only used for Hispanics)
Capital Austin
Largest city Houston
Largest metro Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex
Area Ranked 2nd
• Total 268,581 sq mi
(696,241 km2)
• Width 773 miles (1,244 km)
• Length 790 miles (1,270 km)
• % water 2.5
• Latitude 25° 50′ N to 36° 30′ N
• Longitude 93° 31′ W to 106° 39′ W
Population Ranked 2nd
• Total 28,701,845 (2018 est.)
• Density 108/sq mi (40.6/km2)
Ranked 26th
• Median household income $59,206 (24th)
Elevation
• Highest point Guadalupe Peak
8,751 ft (2667.4 m)
• Mean 1,700 ft (520 m)
• Lowest point Gulf of Mexico
Sea level
Before statehood Republic of Texas
Admitted to the Union December 29, 1845 (28th)
Governor Greg Abbott (R)
Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (R)
Legislature Texas Legislature
• Upper house Senate
• Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R)
Ted Cruz (R)
U.S. House delegation 23 Republicans
13 Democrats (list)
Time zones
• Majority of state Central: UTC −6/−5
• El Paso, Hudspeth, and northwestern Culberson counties Mountain: UTC −7/−6
ISO 3166 US-TX
Abbreviations TX, Tex.
Website texas.gov
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