List of geographical regions in Texas

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Texas is the second-largest state in the United States, with an area of 261,797 square miles (678,050 km2) and a population of 26.05 million in 254 counties. This covers an area 773 miles (1,244 km) wide by 790 miles (1,270 km) long. Due to its location and size, it is a part of a large number of unique geological regions, including the piney woods of East Texas, the plains in the Panhandle, the mountains in far West Texas, and hundreds of miles of coastline.

There are several different methods used to describe the geographic and geological differences within the state, and there are often subdivisions within a region which more accurately describe both the terrain and the culture. Because there is no single standard for subdividing the regions of Texas, many accepted areas either overlap or seem to contradict others. All are included for completeness.

Specific geographical regions[edit]

These are generally accepted regions; however, many overlap each other.

As defined within Geography of Texas[edit]

  • Gulf Coastal Plains
  • Interior Lowlands
  • Great Plains
  • Basin and Range Province

Geographical regions that extend into Texas[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Art Leatherwood, "LLANO ESTACADO," Handbook of Texas Online [1], accessed May 02, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
  2. ^ E. H. Johnson, "SOUTH TEXAS PLAINS," Handbook of Texas Online [2], accessed May 03, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
  3. ^ Terry G. Jordan, "HILL COUNTRY," Handbook of Texas Online [3], accessed May 01, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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