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Land Area Ranked 2nd

• Total 268,596[1] sq mi (695,662 km2)
• Land 261,232[1] sq mi (676,587 km2)
• Water 7,365[1] sq mi (19,075 km2) 2.7%
• Length 801[2] mi (1,289 km)
• Width 773[2] mi (1,244 km)
• Latitude 25°50′ N to 36°30′ N
• Longitude 93°31′ W to 106°39′ W

Before statehood Republic of Texas

Admitted to the Union December 29, 1845 (28th)

Metes and Bounds

Texas Constitution (there is no single description in either any Texas constitution, legislative document, or other instrument, therefore, Affiant is presenting his own description)
Designation of boundaries. The boundaries of Texas shall be as follows, namely:
Beginning at a point on the near Brownsville where the Gulf of Mexico meets the Rio Grand proceeding westward and northwest along the Rio Grand with the border of Mexico until it meets the town of Anthony next to New Mexico and then proceeds eastward along the southern border with New Mexico until reaches the north south eastern border of New Mexico and proceeds north until it reaches highway 412, which from this point proceeds eastward along the southern panhandle border with Oklahoma until it reaches the most northeastern point and border with Oklahoma near the town of Follet, then proceeding southward until reaching the Red River near Childress and proceeding along the Red River eastward along the southern border with Oklahoma and Arkansas until reaching the intersection of highway 59 bordering Arkansas near Texarkana, then proceeding southward until reaching the Toledo Bend Reservoir bordering Louisiana near and just west of the town of Logansport and proceeding down the middle of Toledo Bend Reservoir bordering Louisiana until reaching its southern end near the town of River Bedd and proceeding southward along the river known as the Sabine bordering Louisiana until reaching Sabine lake bordering Louisiana continuing southwestward until reaching the Gulf of Mexico and then proceeding along the Gulf of Mexico until reaching the confluence of the Gulf of Mexico meets the Rio Grand bordering Mexico.

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