How BIG is Texas – How many square feet are in Texas?

Texas includes 267,339 square miles, or 7.4% of the nation’s total area. To find out how many square feet are in the state of Texas, multiply 5280 x 5280 – to find out how many square feet in a square mile), which equals 28,944,400 square feet. Then multiply that number by the number of square miles (28,944,400 x 267,339), which equals 7,737,966,951,600 square feet in the state of Texas.

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The population of Texas is 26 million, not including the 14 million cattle.

70% of the population of Texas lives within 200 miles of Austin.

Texas possesses three of the Top Ten most populous cities in the U.S. – Houston, Dallas and
San Antonio. (as of 2010 census)

Texas’ most populous county and third most populous in the United States is Harris county in
southeast Texas with 4.1 million residents. The least populated county in Texas and the United States
is Loving county with only 83 residents.

Texas has 215 cities with a population of 10,000 or more and 24 cities with more than 100,000
residents. (as of 2010 census)
The Dallas-Fort Worth area has more residents – 6.9 million – than 39 U.S. states. For example,
Colorado has about 5.0 million residents. (as of February, 2011)

Texas includes 267,339 square miles, or 7.4% of the nation’s total area.

El Paso, Texas is closer to Needles, California (516 miles) than it is to Dallas, Texas (571 miles).

Texas’ largest county is Brewster with 6,208 square miles. Connecticut (5,544 Sq Mi),
Delaware (2,489 Sq Mi) and Rhode Island (1,545 Sq Mi) can fit inside this county.

The King Ranch itself near Corpus Christi is larger than the state of Rhode Island, includes
50,000 head of cattle and more than 2,000 miles of fence.

Texas possesses 23,292 farms with 1,000 acres or more for a total of 132 million acres, or
80% of the state land area.

Texas has 90 mountains a mile or more high, with Guadalupe Peak in West Texas at 8,751
feet being the tallest.

Almost 10% of Texas is covered by forest which includes four national and five state forests.

Average yearly rainfall totals in West Texas are less than 8 inches while in East Texas totals
exceed 56 inches. Texas climate statistics, Texas and U.S. weather extremes.

The average January temperature for Amarillo is 36.7 degrees while in Brownsville the average
is 61.4. On March 27, 1984, the temperature in Brownsville was 106 degrees while Amarillo reported
snow and 35 degrees.
The Texas summer of 2012 was the hottest June – August period ever in the United States since
records began in 1895. Statewide tree-ring analysis indicates the Texas drought was the second
worst since the year 1550, only 1789 was drier.

Dr Seuss book has exactly 50 words in it

In 1960, two men made a bet. There was only $50 on the line, but millions of people would feel the impact of this little wager.
Green Eggs and Ham

The first man, Bennett Cerf, was the founder of the publishing firm, Random House. The second man was named Theo Geisel, but you probably know him as Dr. Seuss. Cerf proposed the bet and challenged that Dr. Seuss would not be able to write an entertaining children’s book using only 50 different words.

Dr. Seuss took the bet and won. The result was a little book called Green Eggs and Ham. Since publication, Green Eggs and Ham has sold more than 200 million copies, making it the most popular of Seuss’s works and one of the best-selling children’s books in history.

At first glance, you might think this was a lucky fluke. A talented author plays a fun game with 50 words and ends up producing a hit. But there is actually more to this story and the lessons in it can help us become more creative and stick to better habits over the long-run.

In Case of Emergency Dial 0118 999 881 999 119 725 3

0118 999 881 999 119 725 3
In the episode “Calamity Jen” we see Moss watching an advert announcing the new emergency service number… The advert goes like this: “From today, dialling 999 won’t get you the emergency services. And that’s not the only thing that’s changing. Nicer ambulances, faster response times and better-looking drivers mean they’re not just ‘the’ emergency services – they’re ‘your’ emergency services. So, remember the new number: 0118 999 881 999 119 725…3″

Did you know that in most EU countries you can dial either 999, 911 or 110 and they will all work? that’s so international visotors can use the number they are used to in an emergency!

The context of the joke is that a few years before, in 2003, the UK changed another of its famous direct dial numbers. Until 2003 you could call directory enquiries (to find out the phone number of someone if you knew their name and address) by dialling 192. That system was privatized and you had to dial 118 NNN where the NNN was the number assigned to a commercial service provider, the most famous of which became 118 118.