Interesting Facts About Texas

Interesting Facts About Texas

We’ve all heard the adage that “everything is bigger in Texas,” and it’s not entirely incorrect! Texas is the second-largest state in the United States (Alaska is the first, in case you were wondering), and it is larger than any country in mainland Europe! (Russia is larger, but it is located on two continents.) If you enjoy traveling, take a look at these Texas statistics and you’ll see that there are plenty of options to join us in the Lone Star State!

Interesting Facts About Texas

Texas Is a Massive State

Texas has the country’s second-largest population. Texas is the second-largest state in the United States, with a population that exceeds that of many European countries. It also dwarfs Thailand, Kenya, and Japan in size.

To put things in perspective, Dallas has roughly twice as many people as the entire state of North Dakota.

The World’s Largest Convenience Store is in Texas.

You’re going to need a huge pit stop when you’re traveling through a state that would otherwise be the world’s 39th largest country! The Buc-convenience ee’s shop in New Braunfels, Texas, claims the title of World’s Largest Convenience Store, measuring 66,335 square feet!

Plus, it has the world’s longest vehicle wash, so you can shine up your trusty steed.

What is the World’s Biggest…Belt Buckle?

Yes, partner, you read that correctly. The World’s Largest Belt Buckle was recently claimed by Montana Silversmiths in Dallas, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Can you picture the quantity of denim that behemoth could hold up at 10’6′′ tall and 14’6.5′′ wide?

The Best of Americana

There’s no denying that when you think of Texas, you think of cowboy mythology, and nothing screams “cowboys” louder than The World’s Largest Cowboy Boots (except perhaps Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys). Those size 328-D sand kickers may be found in all their leather glory at Rocketbuster Hand Made Custom Boots in El Paso, Texas.

Sports Fans, Pay Attention

Texas takes its sports, particularly football, extremely seriously. As a result, it’s no surprise that another “World’s Largest” record holder may be found — The World’s Largest Foam Finger.

Start practicing pushups now because you’ll need all the power you can manage to pull up this bad boy, which is a foot thick and 20 feet tall and is now stored at Dell Headquarters in Round Rock.