city in Texas, United States

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, Mansfield, Grand Prarie Denton, Fort Worth, and Plano. The city is the ninth largest in the United States.

Flag of Dallas
Seal of Dallas, Texas
Big D, D-Town, Triple D , 214[1]
Interactive map of Dallas
Coordinates: 32°46′45″N 96°48′32″W / 32.77917°N 96.80889°W / 32.77917; -96.80889
CountryUnited States
CountiesDallas, Collin, Denton, Kaufman, Rockwall
IncorporatedFebruary 2, 1856
 • TypeCouncil–Manager
 • BodyDallas City Council
 • MayorEric Johnson (R)
 • City385.9 sq mi (999.2 km2)
 • Land339.604 sq mi (879.56 km2)
 • Water43.87 sq mi (113.60 km2)
430 ft (131 m)
 • City1,304,379
 • Rank9th in the United States
3rd in Texas
 • Density3,840.93/sq mi (1,482.99/km2)
 • Urban
5,732,354 (US: 6th)
 • Urban density3,281.5/sq mi (1,267.0/km2)
 • Metro7,637,387 (US: 4th)
Time zoneUTC−06:00 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−05:00 (Central)
ZIP Codes
ZIP Codes[5]
Area codes214, 469, 945, 972[6][7]
FIPS code48-19000[8]
GNIS feature ID1380944[9]
International airportDallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Domestic airportDallas Love Field
U.S. routes
Rapid transitDART Light Rail
Commuter railTrinity Railway Express

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.

Geography change

Dallas has a total area of 385.9 square miles.

Sports change

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.

History change

The city of Dallas was founded in 1841[10] by John Neely Bryan.[11] 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.

Climate change

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

People change

Dallas has a large Mexican American and African American population.

References change

  1. "Slang You Need to Know to Survive DFW". Thrillist. March 22, 2016.
  2. "2021 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 23, 2021.
  3. "QuickFacts: Dallas city, Texas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 20, 2021.
  4. "2020 Population and Housing State Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 22, 2021.
  5. "Zip Code Lookup". USPS. Archived from the original on November 4, 2010. Retrieved September 10, 2014.
  6. "Area Code Lookup (NPA NXX)". Area-codes.com. Retrieved August 27, 2017.
  7. "Area Code Lookup (NPA NXX)". Area-codes.com. Retrieved August 27, 2017.
  8. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  9. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  10. "Life In Our City - The University of Texas at Dallas". Archived from the original on 2010-04-17. Retrieved 2010-04-09.
  11. "Dallas Historical Society: Dallas History". Archived from the original on 2006-04-22. Retrieved 2010-04-09.

Other websites change