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Dallas, Texas

 Posted by , June 18, 2011 at 16:50:31 :: United States of America

Dallas is the third-largest city in Texas and the ninth-largest in the United States. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area is the largest metropolitan area in the South and fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Divided between Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, and Rockwall counties, the city had a 2010 population of approximately 1.2 million, according to the United States Census Bureau.

Dallas was founded in 1841 and formally incorporated as a city in February 1856. The city's economy is primarily based on banking, commerce, telecommunications, computer technology, energy, and transportation, home to several Fortune 500 companies.

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Fun Facts about Dallas:

- The frozen margarita machine was invented in Dallas,

- The integrated circuit computer chip (which became the microchip) was invented in Dallas in 1958,

- The 52 foot 'Big Tex' statue that greets visitors at the annual State Fair of Texas is the tallest cowboy in Texas,

- With the roof enclosed, the entire Statue of Liberty could fit into the new Cowboys Stadium,

- During the winter holiday season, the Galleria Dallas is home to the country's tallest indoor Christmas tree,

- The largest permanent model train exhibit in the country is on display in the lobby of Dallas Children's Medical Center,

- The Dallas Arts District is the largest urban arts district in the United States,

- The Trinity River Corridor Project, when completed, will be more than 10 times the size of New York's Central Park,

- Highland Park Village Shopping Center, developed in 1931 has the distinction of being the first planned shopping center in America,

- The first convenience store, 7-eleven, got its start in Dallas and the corporation is headquartered there today,

- Lamar Hunt, founder of the American Football League and son of oil tycoon H.L. Hunt, was a noted Dallas resident when he coined the phrase 'Super Bowl',

- A few celebrities from the area: Angie Harmon, Luke and Owen Wilson, Nastia Luikin, Lee Trevino, Norah Jones, Erykah Badu, Jessica Simpson,

- A few of the movies/tv series filmed in the area: Dallas; Silkwood; Places in the Heart; RoboCop; Born on the Fourth of July; Walker, Texas Ranger; Prison Break,

- The Dallas area is the largest metropolitan area in the nation not on a navigable body of water,

- The Dallas-Fort Worth Arlington Metroplex is the No. 1 visitor and leisure destination in Texas,

- The Dallas Public Library permanently displays one of the original copies of the Declaration of Independence, printed on July 4, 1776, and the First Folio of William Shakespeare’s “Comedies, Histories & Tragedies.”,

- The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is home to 41 of the richest Americans.

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Gili Posted on July 18, 2011
Thank you for the info

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