USA: Texas State
Texas (Texas, 678 thousand. kv. km) – the second in size and population number of the country, one of the centers of agriculture, banking, oil and gas and chemical industries. "State of lonely stars" – The most southern part of the Great Plains, one of the southernmost states of the country (along with Florida) and one of the most diverse in the natural climatic conditions in the United States, which allows local residents with pride to call it "the most American of all states" (It is not surprising that from 1836 to 1845 Texas was an independent state). The southeastern part of Texas lies in the zone of the subsection lowland, gradually rising to the west, to the EduardS Plateau (835 m), Sacramento mountains (2389 m) and Llano-Estakado (1200 m). The southern regions of the state are partially wetlands, and the Western lie in the area of dry rocky deserts of the Brassens, while in the east there are quite a few large forests, and in the north – prairies. The swampy and wooded areas of the East are more similar to Louisiana than, for example, Hill Country or agricultural plains of Phenkhendla, and the tropical coast of the Gulf of Mexican Bay has little common with the mountainous deserts of the West. The climate is as diverse – when it is snowing in Amarillo, dried heat in El Paso, and in Houston pour rain. Only one element is one for the whole state – the solid confidence of Texans is that everything here is more and better than somewhere in the world.
Located in 1841 as a regular trading factory, the city of Dallas has now turned into an important trading center, the third largest city of Texas and the ninth in the United States (its area is 997 kV. km). "Big di" – Modern city with an obvious cosmopolitan spirit and southern charm, widely known for his skyscrapers, first-class shopping, restaurants and a rich cultural life. At the same time, it has many historical sites and futuristic attractions whose advantages are emphasized by the famous Texan hospitality.
Dallas and his twin city Fort Worth (48 km from Dallas) are closely connected by history and geography, but if "Big di" – These are skyscrapers and business neighborhoods, then Fort Worth – provincial cityscapes, old booby boulevards and livestock courts.
The fourth largest city in the United States and the biggest in Texas, Houston lies on a flat, as a table, plain in the heart of the Caribbean coast. The capital of the state – the city of Austin is located on the Colorado River in the very place where it breaks out from the mountains on the plain, at an altitude of about 165 meters above sea level. South Austin lying in 50 km, the city of San Antonio is the only city in the United States, which has five old Spanish colonial missions in its limits.110
Area around the slopes balconies, west of Austin and the north of San Antonio, is known as Texas Hill Country And it is considered one of the most beautiful and interesting landscapes of the region, the beloved place of rest is most Texans. There are several dozen colorful provincial towns, hundreds of rich ranks, pedestrian and trekking trail, routes for rock climbing, water sports and horse hikes, as well as viewgrounds and barbecues.
You can also visit the 170-kilometer island Padre (south of the corps-Christie) with his huge coastal reserve and many fishing centers; Island Galveston near Houston with its sandy shores and the colorful architecture of old towns; state Palo Duro Canyon Park about Amarillo; exciting country of desert, forests, mountains and canyons cut by the Rio Grande River Big Bend National Park south El Paso; Santa Ana Reserve – One of the best bird nature reserves of the United States; Restored historic village Buffalo Gap; Famous meteorite crater 16 km west of the city Odessa (second largest in the USA), as well as town Midland With his air force museum and oil museum.