Everyone knows Texas is a Big Place, but how Big is Big? Lets take a look at how long it takes to travel within Texas and then compare the Lone Star State with other countries in World, some close by and others on the other side of the world.
Texas is 695,662 Square Kilometers, which is 268,597 Square Miles.
That's a lot of land for the 29 Million population to live in. Texas is the largest state in the 48 contiguous US States. It is only beaten by Alaska which is twice the size of Texas and has a population of just 736,341.
At its most distant points Texas is 790 miles long and 773 miles wide. In order to experience the answer to how big is texas you could take a drive from Beaumont to El Paso. it would take you around 12 hours to undertake the 827 mile journey from one side of the Lone Star State to the other. Going from the top of the panhandle to the bottom of the state, a trip from Dumas to McAllen would also take around 12 hours.
Everything is Bigger in Texas, you might have heard that one before, but how big is Texas compared to everywhere else?
We consulted thetruesize.com to find out. Truesize can project the actual geographical size of one country or state onto another without any distortion.
Texas can easily eat up most of Italy when the two land masses are superimposed on each other but Texas is actually 2.2 times larger than Italy. However Italy has a Population over twice as Big as Texas
Australia is one of the few places to make Texas look really small! Australia is 11 Times Bigger than Texas. Texas (29,104,064) has a Bigger Population than Australia (25,052,448)
Texas is 5 Times Bigger than North Korea. Texas (29,104,064) has a Bigger Population than North Korea (25,714,358).
Texas is 5 Times Bigger than England. England (55,800,000) has a Bigger Population than Texas (29,104,064)
Texas is 23% Bigger than France. France (65,454,389) has a Bigger Population than Texas (29,104,064).
Mexico is 2.9 times bigger than Texas. Mexico (132,170,227) has a Bigger Population than Texas (29,104,064).
So, in summary Texas is Big... Very Big
It isn't the Biggest... It isn't the Most Crowded... Texas is... The Perfect Texan Size.