Texas is a U.S. state located in the south-central part of the country, bordered by Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Mexico. It is the second largest state by both area and population, and its capital is Austin. Texas has a diverse geography and climate, with a wide range of activities and attractions, including beaches, deserts, mountains, forests, and rivers. Its economy is one of the largest in the United States, with a wide range of industries, many of which are based in its large metropolitan areas.