- Big Bend (Texas)
The Big Bend is a colloquial name of a geographic region in the western part of the state of
Texasin the United Statesalong the border with Mexico, roughly defined as the counties north of the prominent northward bend in the Rio Grandeas it passes through the gap between the Chisos Mountainsin Texas and the Sierra Madre Orientalin Mexico.
It is sometimes loosely defined as the part of Texas south of
U.S. Highway 90and west of the Pecos River.
The region is sparsely populated, arid, and rugged, containing the Chisos and the Davis Mountain ranges. The region also includes
Big Bend National Parkand Big Bend Ranch State Park along the north side of the Rio Grande.
List of geographical regions in Texas
Big Bend National Park
* [http://texashistory.unt.edu/permalink/meta-pth-24652:1 "The Big Bend of Texas."] , published 1920, hosted by the [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ Portal to Texas History]
*"Little Big Bend: Common, Uncommon, and Rare Plants of Big Bend National Park"
Texas Tech University Press
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