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Texas's borders enclose over 170 million acres of land -- grassy prairies, harsh deserts, thick woodlands, and 624 miles of seacoast. The region also boasts many types of animals and plants. With these natural advantages, it supported a diverse population of Native Americans.

Spanish explorers first set foot in Texas in the 16th century, as Spain and France competed to claim New World lands. After years of colonization by Spanish- and English-speaking settlers, the region's residents fought against imperial forces for the right to claim Texas as their own.

From Native American territory to the 28th state in the U.S.A. -- explore all the states of Texas.

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