county seat of Dallas County, Texas; ninth largest city in the United States by population

Dallas is a large city in the northern part of the U.S. state of Texas. It is a part of a much larger group of cities called the Metroplex, along with important cities like Arlington, Denton, Fort Worth, and Plano. The city is one of the largest in the United States.

Downtown Dallas
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For many years, the city was known as the city in which President John F. Kennedy was killed, but that is not associated with the city as much anymore.


The city is home to the Dallas Cowboys, a professional American football team. The city is also home to the Dallas Stars, a hockey team in the NHL, the Texas Rangers, a baseball team in the MLB, and the Dallas Mavericks, a basketball team in the NBA.


The city of Dallas was founded in 1841[1] by John Neely Bryan.[2] Over time, it grew into a large city with many companies. In 1907 Neiman Marcus set up shop , and later in 1915 Southern Methodist University opened.

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot dead. In 2014, ebola virus infected several people in Dallas, killing some. A nurse who got it sued the hospital. On July 7, 2016, five police officers were shot dead.


Dallas has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa in the Koeppen climate classification).


Dallas has a large Mexican American and African American population.


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  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-04-22. Retrieved 2010-04-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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Coordinates: 32°47′58″N 96°47′14″W / 32.799528°N 96.787166°W / 32.799528; -96.787166