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The United States of America is a country in North America that extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and shares land borders with Canada and Mexico. The United States is a federal constitutional republic, with its capital in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia.

Abilene is a city in Taylor County, Texas, United States, at the eastern border of West Texas. The population was 115,930 at the 2000 census. It is the principal city of the Abilene, Texas metropolitan statistical area. It is the county seat of Taylor County GR6. Dyess air force base is located to the west of the city.
In discovered history the city was established by cattlemen as a stock shipping point on the Texas and Pacific Railway in 1881, the city was named after Abilene, Kansas; the original endpoint for the Chisholm trail. The city later became a major cattle-producing area with diversified farming. Abilene is the commercial, retail, medical and transportation hub of a 19-county area known both as the big country and the Texas Midwest. By the end of 2005, commercial and residential development had reached record levels in and around the city, enhancing a true urban environment and providing most of the amenities of much larger metropolitan areas.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 286.5 square kilometers. In the city the population was spread out with 25.6 percent under the age of 18, 15.3 percent from 18 to 24, 28.9 percent from 25 to 44, 18.2 percent from 45 to 64, and 12.0 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 102.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.1 males.
The cultural aspects of Abilene center around an mix of the three religiously affiliated private universities Abilene Christian University, Hardin-Simmons University, McMurry University, the Abilene Campus of Cisco Junior College, a West Texas campus of Texas State Technical College, American Commercial College, the agriculture community of the surrounding area, and the numerous affluent evangelical churches present. As it is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of Texas one of the most visited places amongst the most die-hard travelers the world over.

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