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How Far Will Travelling the Width of Texas Take You?

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How far will 791 miles get you from Texas? When you consider the true size of the Lone Star State (the aforementioned mileage,) it really is hard for other states or the general populace of America to fathom exactly what that means. Hence the visual provided in the featured photo above.

How Far Will Travelling the Width of Texas Take You?

Photo: Wikipedia

A radius of 791 miles from any point on the circumference of the state of Texas provides a broad swath in which to travel. What this means is that the width of the Lone Star State can be travelled as far out as California to the west, spanning five additional states to the east, as far north as Lake Michigan, and reaching as far south as Guatemala.

How Far Will Travelling the Width of Texas Take You?

Photo: Public Domain Pictures

Another great way to look at it is through the web app MAPfrappe. Through their services, users can cut the shape of the Lone Star State and superimpose it anywhere in the world using a Google Maps API. Everyone likes a Texas-shaped anything, where here you can actually use Texas’ shape to see what it translates to in size anywhere else!

How Far Will Travelling the Width of Texas Take You?

Photo: Flickr/Chuck Coker

In short (or in big – however you want to look at it), the amount of area one can travel while remaining within the distance width of the state of Texas is quite impressive. If you’re into this sort of thing, the measurements, comparisons, and realizations that come from learning how big your state is in comparison to other states, and even countries, could keep you occupied for a considerable amount of time! And as a reference point for just how big things can be throughout the world, Texas is a great yard stick.

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