Dallas Facts

Dallas

Located in the great state of Texas, the beautiful city of Dallas is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, attracting a lot of people who are leaving California. It is home to many attractions, including museums like the Dallas Museum of Art, which houses one of the largest collections in America.

Below you will find 15 informative facts about Dallas.



15 Educational Dallas Facts

1. The city has a population of over 1.2 million people. It is the 3rd largest city in Texas after Houston and San Antonio. The city was incorporated on February 2, 1856.

2. The city's population has grown exponentially from just 881 people in the 1820s to over 1 million today.

3. The Dallas State Fair is the largest state fair in the country.

4. Unfortunately, Dallas is also famously known as the place that John F. Kennedy was killed. The visionary president who envisioned the United States landing on the moon was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald by gunfire.

5. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is massive, in fact, it is bigger than the entire island of Manhattan. It is well over 27 square miles. The airport is a major international destination.

6. The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders make trips overseas regularly to entertain our troops serving all over the world.

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

7. If you love, Korean food, then come to Dallas. The city is home to the second-largest Korean community in the Southern US after Atlanta.

8. Although Dallas is known for many things, it is famously known for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football Team. The team is consistently ranked as the most valued team in the world across all sports, beating out teams such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, New York Knicks, and many others. Even though it hasn't won in a long time, the has won the Superbowl 5 times, and always sells out its home games.

9. Dallas is also home to the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

10. The famous 7-Eleven that has taken the world by storm originated in Dallas back in 1965.

11. The Bank of America Plaza is the tallest building in Dallas, standing at 921 feet.

12. Ever wondered what an original copy of the Declaration of Independence looks like? You can see it at The Dallas Public Library, printed on July 4th, 1776.

13. North Texas and Dallas were under Mexico's control back in the 1830s.

14. Over 15 Fortune 500 Companies call Dallas home, among them AT&T, Exxon Mobile, and many others. Dallas is also home to many of the country's billionaires.

AT & T Headquarters

15. The Dallas Farmers Market is the biggest in the nation.

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