The El Paso metro area including Ciudad Juarez, Mexico is home to around 2.3 million people which forms the largest population center on any international border in the world. The City of El Paso has a population of 624,365. Located on the border between two states (Texas and New Mexico) and two countries, El Paso is a dynamic city with the military (Fort Bliss) and other government agencies, defense-related businesses and education, retail and wholesale trades, manufacturing and agriculture forming the city's economic base. The maquiladora industry, found just across the Rio Grande in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, is also a major employer.
West Texas is a region in Texas that has more in common geographically with the Southwestern United States than it does with the rest of the state. Known for its natural beauty there are many small mountain ranges. Major industries include livestock, petroleum and natural gas production, textiles such as cotton, grain and sugar beat farming, and because of its proximity to the Mexican border, the maquiladora industry.
Panhandle is a region of Texas consisting of the
northernmost 26 counties in the state. The panhandle is a
rectangular area bordered by the state of New Mexico to the west
and the state of Oklahoma to the north and east. The southern
border of Swisher County is considered to be the southern
boundary of the region. The largest city in the Panhandle
is Amarillo, Texas. The counties which make up the Texas
Panhandle include Armstrong County, Briscoe County, Carson
County, Castro County, Childress County, Collingsworth County,
Dallam County, Deaf Smith County, Donley County, Gray County,
Hall County, Hansford County, Hartley County, Hemphill County,
Hutchinson County, Lipscomb County, Moore County, Ochiltree
County, Oldham County, Parmer County, Potter County, Randall
County, Roberts County, Sherman County, Swisher County, and
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