Updated at 2022-04-14
Texas, located at the southernmost tip of the United States, was the land of opportunity during American expansion. With the advancement in technology, the cowboy profession no longer exists today. However, grand rodeos are still held in Houston, Texas' largest city, in February and March each year. One of the most popular events is bull riding, where contestants try to stay on top of a bucking bull for eight seconds with one hand on the bull ropes. The thrilling events of rodeos attract crowds of tourists and pay tribute to people's adventurous spirit in the wild west over 100 years ago.
Area: 1,440 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 2.3 million
Main industries, features, and others: Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth largest in the United States. It is the largest economic center along the Gulf of Mexico and is renowned for its energy, aviation, and ship channel industries.