Texas (TX)

Texas, called the “Lone Star State” and the "Beef State, " is located on the south of the United States. Austin is the state capital; among the largest cities are Houston, Fort Worth, Brownsville, Dallas, Midland, San Angelo, El-Paso. To become familiar with the culture of the state and get the unforgettable impressions you should visit numerous holiday celebrations, the most well known among them are: the Texas Clay Festival, the Youth Festival of Pop Music in Austin, the Kerrville Folk Festival and annual State Fair in Dallas. Dallas is an interesting place for tourists, skyscraper spires and gleaming glass towers serve as the main reference-points of the city. One of the most visited museums in the city, the Sixth Floor Museum, is located on the sixth floor of the former Texas School Book Depository, from where were fired the shots that killed President John F. Kennedy. Unlike Dallas, Fort Worth Stockyards with its stockyards and cobblestone boulevards creates an atmosphere of the "Old west". Here you will find a museum with excellent collection of memorable things and photos of the palmy days of "rancho era", Japanese garden, excellent stables and zoological park. Active rest lovers need to visit the district of Texas Hill Country, where they will find a great number of trails for hiking, horseback riding, rock-climbing, spectacular canyons formed by the Rio Grande river in the Big Bend National Park, and also the Galveston Island with its unusual architecture of old settlements and the restored Buffalo Gap Historic Village.

Capital: Austin

Population: 26,1 million

South Carolina State Slogan: Friendship

Nickname: Lone Star State

Website: http://www.texas.gov