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Let’s face it – Austin is an amazing city to live in. We’re regularly featured in various top ten lists for employment, growth, desirability and so much more. But it’s not just Austin – the state of Texas is pretty amazing in its own right. Check out some of the stats and fun facts that make Texas so appealing:

• As of 2010, Texas had a gross state product (GSP) of $1.207 trillion, the second highest state of the U.S. Texas’ GSP is on par with the GDP of countries like India and Canada.

•In 2010, Texas had 346,000 millionaires, which constituted the second largest millionaire population in the U.S.

•There have been eight changes in Texas government: Spanish 1519-1685, French 1685-1690, Spanish 1690-1821, Mexican 1821-1836, Republic of Texas 1836-1845, United States 1845-1861, Confederate States 1861-1865, and the United States 1865-present.

•Texas is the only state to enter the U.S. by treaty as opposed to territorial annexation.

•Sam Houston, arguably the most famous Texan, was born in Virginia and served as governor of Tennessee before coming to Texas.

•Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885 and has no period after the “Dr”.

•There were five sites that served as temporary Texas capitals in 1836: Washington-on-the-Brazos, Harrisburg, Galveston, Velasco, and Columbia.

•Sam Houston moved the Texas capital to Houston in 1837. The capital was then moved to Austin in 1839.

•The dome of the Austin capitol stands seven feet higher than that of the nation’s Capital building.

•More species of bats live in Texas than in any other state of the U.S.

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