Texas Map

The Texas Map highlights an elaborate know-how of the state’s wondrous topography from the deserts to Gulf Coastal plains. Llano Estacado, Edwards Plateau, Stockton Plateau, desert valleys, sandhills, Prairies and Steppe are depicted with hand-painted relief. Comprehensive detailing makes this physical map ideal for reference in homes, offices, and schools.

Political demarcations with bordering States, International boundaries, State capital Austin and other major towns are notably labeled.

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The State of Texas derives its name from a word in the Caddoan Language of the Hasinai, ‘taysha’ or ‘Tejas’ meaning ‘friends or allies’.

This Texas Map portrays the political and physical geography of the state with attractive imagery as well as accuracy. Landforms like mountains, coastlines, lakes and forest cover are illustrated with variation in color and elevation.

The Gulf Coastal plains, Llano Estacado, Edwards Plateau, Stockton Plateau, desert valleys, sandhills, Prairies and Steppe are some of the major terrain markings on the map. Significant water bodies, mountain peaks, rivers, forestlands, national parks, and State parks can be easily placed on the frame. International and State boundaries are identifiable with contrasting contours.

The state capital Austin and the largest city Houston are captioned along with other primary and secondary towns and cities. Thread markings on the map indicate national highways, state highways, and other roads. The Texas portion of the Intracoastal waterways from Brownsville to Louisiana can also be placed on the map with ease. Other details include airport locations, recreational areas, and military installations. This Texas Map is perfect for reference and can be used resourcefully in schools, offices, and homes.

Differentiation of each physical element with elevation and variations of color gives this map a unique imagery All-Terrain features like Mountain ranges, prominent peaks, Gulf Of Mexico, lakes, plains, forest regions, and deserts are marked with preciseness and captioned with clarity.

Other aspects of the map include highway system, Airports, recreational areas, and military installation. The Texas portion of the Intracoastal Waterways is also drawn out elaborately. The legend brings out other elaborate details of the title frame.

  • Geographic Boundaries

    The state of Texas is located in the south-central region of the United States. Three of the state’s borders are defined by water bodies. Texas shares a water boundary with Oklahoma to the north and Arkansas in the northeast with the Red River. The Sabine River forms a natural boundary with the state of Louisiana in the east. The Mexican States of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas are separated by the Rio Grande in the southeast. New Mexico can be placed in the west. The Gulf of Mexico forms the coastline to the southwest.

  • Key Table

    The key table elaborates symbolic data like national parks, state parks, military areas, highways, important roads, airports and other details of the title frame.

  • Region Location on the Texas map

    According to the USCB the Texas is located in the southern part of the United States in West South Central Region, Division 7. Other States in this division are Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.

  • Time Zone in Texas

    Texas follows two time zones. The eastern part of Texas falls under the Central time zone and follows the Central Standard Time (CST) which is 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time. A small portion of western Texas falls under the Mountain Time Zone and follows the Mountain Standard Time which is 7 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time.

  • Counties in Texas

    Texas has 254 Counties more than any other state in the US. The largest county by population in Harris County and the largest County in terms of land area is Brewster County.

  • Zip Code of Texas

    The Range of Zip codes in Texas is from 75001-75398.

Major cities of Texas

Texas is the second-largest state in the USA. Capital city Austin is the second most populous city of the state and the 11the most populous city of the nation. Houston Dallas and San Antonio are the largest cities of the state. Houston is the most populous city of the state and the fourth largest in the nation. All other important settlements in the state are marked with readable fonts along with hundreds of cities and towns. Primary and secondary highways and state roads are also drawn out for quick reference. Military areas, airports, recreational areas and points of interest are the different urban placements on the map.

Physical Features

The map depicts the landscapes of the State with colored relief and elevation. Texas is the southernmost part of the Great Plains which extends up to Sierra Madre Oriental of Mexico. Texas can be distinctly divided into four geographical regions which are the Gulf Coastal Plains, Interior Lowlands, Great Plains and Basin, and Range Province. Other physical attributes include prominent peaks, lakes, rivers, forestland, deserts, plateau, Prairie, steppes and National/ State parks.

  • Gulf Coastal Plains

    This region extends from the Gulf of Mexico inland to the Balcones Fault and the Eastern Cross Timbers which is an ecoregion in central Texas. Many streams and rivers flow into the coastal estuary and marshlands. Many National Parks are located in this region namely The Big Thicket National Preserve a densely forested region in southern Texas, Padre Island National Seashore located off the coast of south Texas, and Palo Alto Battlefield and National Historic Site which preserves the ground of battle of Palo Alto.

  • Interior Lowlands

    This region is bounded by Caprock Escarpment to the west. This is a transitional area between high-level plains of Llano Estacado and the surrounding rolling terrain. Edwards Plateau can be placed on the south and Eastern Cross Timbers to the east. The Western Cross Timbers can bound the region to the west.

  • The Great Plains

    This region includes the Llano Estacado, the Edwards Plateau, Toyah Basin, Llano Uplift and the Panhandle which is a rectangular area of the state bounded by New Mexico to the west and Oklahoma to the north and the eastern side. Cities that can be placed in this region are Odessa, Lubbock, Midland, and Amarillo.

    This region also houses the distinct terrain features of the Caprock Canyons, Palo Duro Canyons, black land prairies and many Playa lakes which are dry lakes covered with Alkaline Compounds. National Parks located in this region are Lyndon. B. Johnson National Historical Park and San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.

  • Basin and Range Province

    The hill portion of Texas lies west of the Pecos River and is also known as the Trans-Pecos Natural Region. It includes Sand Hills, Stockton Plateau, Desert Valley, Wooden Mountain slopes and desert grasslands. Davis Mountains can be placed on the eastern side of this region and the Rio Grande can be placed on the western and southern sides.

    National Parks in this region are Amistad National Recreation Area, Big Bend National Park, Chamizal National Memorial a site commemorating the peaceful settlement of Chamizal dispute, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, and the Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River which is a part of the Chihuahuan Desert.

National/ State Parks

Texas is home to fourteen National Parks which can be located with clarity on the frame. The two National parks Guadalupe Mountains National Park and Big Bend. Other protected landscapes are Padre Island, The Big Thicket, Lake Amistad and Lake Meredith. There are 80 State parks and state natural areas in Texas. Historical parks and sites can also be placed on the frame.

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SKU ngmaps-RE01020408-1
Map Scale 1:1,314,433
Flat Size 41 x 38.75 inches
Publication Date 2013
Publisher Name National Geographic
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