To say Texas is big would be the understatement of the century. It would take about 12 hours to cross the state from Texarkana to El Paso. All over Texas you will find lush forests, hills, plains, beaches and deserts. Along with a changing landscape, you encounter small towns, sprawling cities, and a variety of individual cultures. Much noise has been made about how many states (and even countries!) could fit inside the state of Texas. But what if Texas itself was divided into separate states?
A helpful Editor created a map of Texas, divided into nine equal states based on population. Each “state” has a population of approximately 3 million. Looked.
The States of Texas
As you can see, the less populated West Texas occupies a large swath of land, encompassing the Panhandle and much of West Central Texas. The Greater Republic of Rio, encompassing Laredo, Brownsville and El Paso, is also quite large.
The Hill Country of central Texas is its own state. The tiny state of Bexar, named after the county encompassing San Antonio, is nestled between the Greater Republic of Rio and Hill Country. Maybe then non-Texans would finally learn how to pronounce it.
Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington share a state, forming “Trinity”. And of course, the massively populated H-Town is entirely its own state.
So there you have it, the United States of Texas. This map raises several questions. Which state would have the best barbecue? The best sports teams? What would be the capital of Caddo? Could George Strait become Governor of Bexar? What state would you like to live in? No matter what you decide, you would still be in Texas, the greatest state (country?) of them all.