See What Texas Would Look Like if it Split into 9 States
We native Texans, and even some of those who got here as fast as they could, have a great pride in our state. We love Texas. There is a small contingent of Texans that believe we should become our own country again. While that would be extremely hard to do, Texas could easily split into five or more states. Wouldn't that be cool if Tyler, Texas was a state capital? Let's explore how Texas could look split into nine states and how the size of Texas compares to other areas of the world.
Texas as Nine States
wideopencountry.com proposed what Texas would look like as nine states. Looking at the map below, it does seem plausible. Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston would be their own thing. West Texas would encompass the desert area. The Gulf Coast would be its own state. Our neck of the woods of East Texas would stay the same with some additions north, west and south.
Texit Would be Very Hard to Achieve
Could this actually be done, though? According to texastribune.org, it can. While they state that the highly debated topic of Texas secession could not legally happen, splitting Texas into five states would be perfectly legal. East Texas, West Texas, coastal bend, Rio Grande Valley and Central Texas, to me, would be a great split if Texas were to come to this arrangement. Texas has a population of just over 30 million according to July 2022 estimates from census.gov. Divide that by five and you've got some nicely populated smaller states.
How the Size of Texas Compares to the Rest of the World
It is always fun to compare the size of Texas against other portions of the country or the world. Using a now closed map app called MAPfrappe, I was able to accurately compare Texas to other areas of our country and other areas around the world. The results aren't too surprising.
Texas would cover an area from Kentucky to South Carolina, thru Ohio and up into Michigan.
Texas would be one of the larger states in north Africa.
Texas could fit most of Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Northern Italy, Belgium, a portion of France and the Netherlands inside it's borders.
Alaska is the only state in the union that has a larger land mass.
Maybe the slogan should be reworded to "What's not bigger than Texas?". The answer would be "Not much."