Its location, size and major cities make Texas a melting pot of cultures. Sharing hundreds of miles of the most frequently crossed international border in the world gives the state a high immigrant population and a strong influence of Mexican culture. Texas' food is tough to beat and its art and sports representation is world-class. Houston, the largest city, is one of only five U.S. cities with permanent professional resident companies in all of the major performing arts disciplines, and Texas boasts two NFL teams, two MLB teams, three NBA teams, an NHL team and outstanding college sports teams. As the second-largest state, its size makes climatic classification difficult; it's geographic diversity includes desert valleys, wooded mountain slopes and desert grasslands, areas of gently rolling hills, prairies and even a coastal region.