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Central Texas
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Hamilton Pool Preserve - one of the many lush areas in Central Texas
Country United States
State Texas

Central Texas is a region in the U.S. state of Texas surrounding Austin and roughly bordered by Brady to Kerrville to La Grange to Waco. Central Texas contains the Texas Hill Country and corresponds to a physiographic section designation within the Edwards Plateau, in a geographic context.

Central Texas includes the Austin–Round Rock, Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Bryan–College Station, and Waco metropolitan areas. The Austin–Round Rock and Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood areas are among the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the state. Some of the largest cities in the region are Austin, College Station, Killeen, Round Rock, Bridge City, Mansfield, and Waco. The United States Army's Fort Hood, a large military installation, is located in this region.


The counties (in red) that are almost always included in the Central Texas region are:

Counties (in pink) that are sometimes included in the Central Texas region are:


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