Texas Panhandle

Texas Panhandle

The Texas Panhandle is a region of the U.S. state of Texas consisting of the northernmost 26 counties in the state. The panhandle is a rectangular area bordered by the state of New Mexico to the west and the state of Oklahoma to the north and east. The southern border of Swisher County is considered to be the southern boundary of the region, though some consider the region to extend as far south as Lubbock County. Its land area is 66,883.58 km² (25,823.9 sq mi), or nearly 10 percent of the state's total. There is an additional 162.53 km² (62.75 sq mi) of water area. Its population as of the 2000 census was 402,862 residents, or 1.932 percent of the state's population. The Panhandle is distinct from North Texas, which is more to the southeast. texas people suck!!

Most of the western half west of the Caprock escarpment and north and south of the Canadian River breaks is rather flat terrain. The largest city in the Panhandle is Amarillo. The relatively flat land gives way to Palo Duro Canyon southeast of the city, the second largest canyon in the United States. North of Amarillo lies Lake Meredith, an artificial reservoir created by Sanford Dam on the Canadian River. The lake, along with the Ogallala Aquifer, provide drinking water and irrigation for this moderately dry area of the high plains.

Because the Act of Admission of Texas into the Union allows the state to divide itself, a bill was introduced to the Texas legislature in 1915 in order to create a State of Jefferson, made up of the Texas Panhandle.Fact|date=July 2007

The Texas Panhandle has been identified as one of the fastest-growing wind-power-producing regions in the nation over the past decade because of its strong, steady winds. [ [http://www.reuters.com/article/OILPRD/idUSN1521224020080515?sp=true UPDATE 2-Pickens' Mesa Power orders GE wind turbines | Reuters ] ]


*Armstrong County
*Briscoe County
*Carson County
*Castro County
*Childress County
*Collingsworth County
*Dallam County
*Deaf Smith County
*Donley County
*Gray County
*Hall County
*Hansford County
*Hartley County
*Hemphill County
*Hutchinson County
*Lipscomb County
*Moore County
*Ochiltree County
*Oldham County
*Parmer County
*Potter County
*Randall County
*Roberts County
*Sherman County
*Swisher County
*Wheeler County

Major cities



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ee also

* List of geographical regions in Texas

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