South Texas

South Texas

South Texas is a region of the U.S. state of Texas that lies roughly south of, or beginning at, San Antonio. The southern and western boundary is the Rio Grande River, and to the east it is the Gulf of Mexico. The population of this region is about 3.7 million. The southern portion of this region is often referred to as "Deep South Texas." The Rio Grande Valley is part of this area.


There is no defined northern boundary, although it is believed to be at the city of San Antonio and from an east to west line extending from the Rio Grande near Maverick County to the Gulf of Mexico, but turning southeast at or near Lavaca County, and continuing towards the Gulf of Mexico to separate it from East Texas and Southeast Texas. The Rio Grande serves as the western and southern boundaries and separates Texas from Mexico. The eastern portion of South Texas is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico.

Most Populous Cities

Area Codes

*210 - San Antonio
*361 - Corpus Christi, Alice, Victoria, Kingsville
*956 - Rio Grande Valley, Laredo
*830 - Eagle Pass, San Antonio
*979 - only the southern half of this area is in South Texas

ee also

*List of geographical regions in Texas
*List of Texas regions


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