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** Republic of Texas **

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Republic of Texas
*1836–1846* →

(1839–1846) Seal

Map of the Republic of Texas in green. The claimed area is in light green,
while populated territory is in dark green.
*Capital* Washington-on-the-Brazos 1836 (provisional)
Harrisburg 1836 (provisional)
Galveston 1836 (provisional)
Velasco 1836 (provisional)
Columbia 1836–37
Houston 1837–39
Austin 1839–46
*Languages* English and Spanish (de facto)

French, German
American Indian languages and Czech regionally

*Government* Constitutional republic
 â€¢  1836 David G. Burnet
 â€¢  1836–1838 Sam Houston
 â€¢  1838–1841 Mirabeau B. Lamar
 â€¢  1841–1844 Sam Houston
 â€¢  1844–1846 Anson Jones
*Vice President^1*
 â€¢  1836 Lorenzo de Zavala
 â€¢  1836–1838 Mirabeau B. Lamar
 â€¢  1838–1841 David G. Burnett
 â€¢  1841–1844 Edward Burleson
 â€¢  1844–1845 Kenneth L. Anderson
*Historical era* Western Expansion
 â€¢  Independence from Mexico March 2, 1836
 â€¢  Annexation by the United States of America December 29, 1845
 â€¢  Transfer of power February 19, 1846
 â€¢  1840 1,007,935 km² (389,166 sq mi)
 â€¢  1840 est. 70,000 
     Density 0.1 /km²  (0.2 /sq mi)
*Currency* Republic of Texas Dollar ($)
*Today part of*  United States
^1Interim period (March 16 – October 22, 1836): President: David G.
Burnet, Vice President Lorenzo de Zavala

Flag (1836–1839)

The *Republic of Texas* (Spanish: /República de Texas/) was an
independent sovereign country in North America that existed from March 2,
1836, to February 19, 1846. It was bordered by the nation of Mexico to the
southwest, the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast, the two U.S. states of
Louisiana and Arkansas to the east and northeast, and the United States
territories encompassing the current U.S. states of Oklahoma, Kansas,
Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico to


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