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Dallas is the third most populous city in Texas next to Houston and San Antonio. Dallas is situated in North Texas. It is the ninth most populous in the United States. As of 2018, its population is an estimated 1.3 million.
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Key Facts & Information
- The city of Dallas is located in North Texas in Southern United States.
- Dallas is the main city at the core of the biggest metropolitan region in Southern United States.
- It covers a total area of 385.8 square miles.
- Dallas is the county seat of Dallas County and parts of Dallas is covered by some neighboring counties.
- Dallas makes up one-fifth of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.
- Before the Spanish colonized Texas in the 18th century, Caddo people lived in the Dallas area.
- From 1819 to 1821, Dallas was part of Spanish territory because of the Adams-Onís Treaty between the United States and Spain.
- In 1821, Dallas became a Mexican territory when Mexico declared independence from Spain.
- In 1836, the Republic of Texas was formed when the state gained independence from Mexico.
- In 1839, John Neely Bryan surveyed the area (which is now Dallas) then later established a settlement and named it Dallas in 1841.
- While the origin of its name is not certain, some theories include naming it after Vice President George M. Dallas of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or his brother, Commodore Alexander James Dallas.
- In 1845, the United States annexed the Republic of Texas. Just a year after, Dallas County was established.
- On February 2, 1856, Dallas was incorporated as a city.
- By the end of the 19th century, Dallas became a center of trade, business, and industrial development mainly because of the construction of railroads.
- In 1909, the first skyscraper west of the Mississippi was established in Dallas, namely the Praetorian Building which was 15 stories tall.
- The building was the city’s tallest for some time and became prominent.
- As the population of Dallas expanded, demand for jobs and housing boomed as well.
- Dallas is known as the city where the tragedy of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination took place.
- On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Elm Street as his motorcade passed through Dealey Plaza in Downtown Dallas.
- The Texas School Book Depository, the building from where assassin Lee Harvey Oswald shot Kennedy, is now a historical museum where JFK’s life and accomplishments are displayed.
- On July 7, 2016, a peaceful protest against police killings of two black men was interrupted by a gunman who fired multiple shots at police officers.
- With five police officers killed and nine injured, the shooting incident is considered one of the deadliest events for U.S. police in history.
- In terms of race and ethnicity, Dallas’s population was predominantly non-Hispanic whites in the past, now Dallas has a very diverse population.
- Dallas is known for having a thriving LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual) community as the city comprises one of the largest LGBT populations in the country.
- Christianity is the most practiced religion in Dallas.
- Notable architecture built in the modernist and postmodernist periods make up the city center and Dallas’ skyline.
- The Reunion Tower is one of the most prominent landmarks of Dallas and provides panoramic 360-degree views of the Dallas skyline.
- The John F. Kennedy (JFK) Memorial is a monument to U.S. President John F. Kennedy located in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas.
- The Renaissance Tower is a modernist skyscraper which is the second tallest building in the city.
- The Fountain Place is a skyscraper in Dallas in the Arts District and is considered the fifth tallest building in the city.
- Victorian and neoclassical houses are gorgeously lined up along Swiss Avenue.
- To see preserved Dallas architecture from the late 1800s to early 1900s, the Dallas Downtown Historic District is the place to go.
- The largest urban arts district in the country is the Dallas Arts District.
- The Dallas Arts District is made up of 19 blocks of museums, and galleries.
- Since 1886, the State Fair of Texas has been held in Dallas.
- The State Fair lasts for 24 days and is full with rides, games, live music, exhibits & food merchants.
- Dallas resident Lamar Hunt was the one who founded the American Football League and coined the term “Super Bowl.”
- The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders were the first ever professional cheerleading squad in the United States.
- One of the original copies of the Declaration of Independence is permanently displayed at the Dallas Public Library.
- The convenience store 7-eleven was first put up in Dallas.
- German chocolate did not come from Germany but was created by American chocolate maker Samuel German in Dallas, Texas.
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