Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
The Dallas–Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Aurie, a title designatit bi the U.S. Census as o 2003, encompasses 12 coonties athin the U.S. state o Texas. The aurie is dividit intae twa metropolitan divisions: Dallas–Plano–Irving an Fort Worth–Arlington. Residents o the aurie informally refer tae it as the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, DFW, or The Metroplex. It is the economic an cultural hub o the region commonly cawed North Texas or North Central Texas.