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Texas is divided into seven geographic regions with widely different landscapes. You’ve got beaches. You’ve got rolling hills and canyons. You’ve got seven different places in one. Explore the different regions and the diverse cities within them to find the adventure that suits you best.

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Texas Regions Panhandle West Texas North Texas East Texas Gulf Coast South Texas Central Texas

The 7 Regions of Texas

Texas is big, really big. It can take hours and hours of driving to get from one end of Texas to the other. Texas is usually divided into 7 regions. The names of the regions can vary slightly, for instance, the Piney Woods might be called East Texas. Or Big Bend Country might be called West Texas.

The 7 Texas regions include the Gulf Coast, Central Texas, the Panhandle, East Texas, and North Texas:

  • Gulf Coast region includes Corpus Christi, South Padre Island, Beaumont, Brazosport Area (Clute, Lake Jackson and Surfside Beach), Brownsville, Galveston, Harlingen, Houston, Kemah, Port Aransas and more.
  • East Texas region includes Big Thicket National Preserve, Conroe, Gilmer, Huntsville, Jefferson, Kilgore, Longview, Marshall, Nacogdoches, Rusk, Tyler and more.
  • North Texas region includes Arlington, Canton, Dallas, Fort Worth, Glen Rose, Granbury, Grapevine, Waco and more.
  • Central Texas (Hill Country) region includes Texas Highland Lakes, Austin, Boerne, Fredericksburg, Luckenbach, New Braunfels, San Marcos, Stonewall, Wimberley and more.
  • South Texas region includes Laredo, McAllen, Poteet, San Antonio and more
  • West Texas region includes Abilene, Alpine, Balmorhea, Big Bend National Park, Del Rio , El Paso, Fort Davis, Fort Stockton, Langtry, Lubbock, Marfa, Midland, Monahans, Odessa, Pecos, Pine Springs and Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Terlingua, Wink and more.
  • Panhandle region includes Amarillo, Borger, Pampa, and more.

It's currently estimated that the population of Texas in 2018 is 28.70 million, up substantially from 25.1 million in 2010. This is due to its current growth rate of 1.80%, which ranks 3rd in the country. The last US census was in 2010, so current figures are projected based on the latest estimates. Texas has three cities with more than 1 million people: Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, which also rank as 10 of the most populous cities in the country. There are also three cities with a population over 500,000, which are El Paso, Fort Worth and the capital, Austin, which are among the 25 largest cities in the US. The Growth of Texas Aging Population

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