Dallas (pronounced /ˈdæləs/) is the third-lairgest ceety in Texas an the nint-lairgest in the Unitit States. As o 2009, the population o Dallas wis at 1.3 million accordin tae the US Census Bureau. The ceety is the lairgest economic center o the 12-coonty Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan aurie that accordin tae the Mairch 2010 U.S. Census Bureau release, haed a population o roughly 6.5 million as o Julie 2009. The metropolitan aurie is the fowert-lairgest metropolitan aurie in the Unitit States.
Foondit in 1841 an formally incorporatit as a ceety in Februar, 1856, the ceety's economy is primarily based on bankin, commerce, telecommunications, computer technology, energy, an transportation, hame tae several Fortune 500 companies. Locatit in North Texas an a major ceety in the Soothwastren Unitit States, Dallas is the core o the lairgest inland metropolitan aurie in the Unitit States that lacks ony navigable link tae the sea. The ceety's prominence arose frae its historical importance as a center for the oil an cotton industries, its position alang numerous railroad lines, a strang industrial an financial sector, an its status as a major inland port (due lairgely tae the presence o Dallas/Fort Worth Internaitional Airport, ane o the lairgest an busiest in the warld). It wis ratit as a beta warld ceety bi the Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network.
Sister ceeties 
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- U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (2010-03-19). Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-01) (CSV). 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 1 Mey 2010. .
- Census: DFW adds more than 146,000 people. Retrieved on 1 Mey 2010. .
- Fortune 500: Ceeties wi 5 or mair FORTUNE 500 headquarters (2010) - Retrieved on November 1, 2010
- Template:Scaps: In ascendin order frae the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (in terms o metropolitan population): Chicago via Lake Michigan, Los Angeles via the Pacific Ocean, an New York Ceety via the Atlantic Ocean.
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- Globalization and World Cities Research Network, Loughborough University. GaWC - The World According to GaWC 2008. Retrieved on 1 Mairch 2009. .
- Sister Cities. Dallas-ecodev.org. Retrieved on 23 Mey 2010. .