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This article is about the region in Texas. For the town in Swaziland, see Big Bend, Swaziland

The Big Bend is a colloquial name of a geographic region in the western part of the state of Texas in the United States along the border with Mexico, roughly defined as the counties north of the prominent northward bend in the Rio Grande as it passes through the gap between the Chisos Mountains in Texas and the Sierra Madre Oriental in Mexico.

It is sometimes loosely defined as the part of Texas south of U.S. Highway 90 and 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 Park along the north side of the Rio Grande.

The largest towns in the region are Marfa and Alpine.

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See also: List of Texas counties

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