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Dallas (pronounced /ˈdæləs/) is the third-lairgest ceety in Texas[1][2] 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.[3] 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.[4] The metropolitan aurie is the fowert-lairgest metropolitan aurie in the Unitit States.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7] 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).[8] It wis ratit as a beta warld ceety bi the Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network.[9]

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Dallas haes sax Sister Ceeties an five Friendship Ceeties.[10]

Sister Ceeties

Friendship Ceeties

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  1. http://www.texasalmanac.com/facts/
  2. http://www.citymayors.com/gratis/uscities_100.html
  3. "San Diego holding steady at No. 8". SignOnSanDiego.com. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  4. 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 2010-05-01. 
  5. "Census: DFW adds more than 146,000 people". Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  6. Fortune 500: Ceeties wi 5 or mair FORTUNE 500 headquarters (2010) - Retrieved on November 1, 2010
  7. side note: 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.
  8. Jackie McElhaney and Michael V. Hazel: DALLAS, TX frae the Handbeuk o Texas Online. Retrieved 2006-04-20.
  9. Globalization and World Cities Research Network, Loughborough University. "GaWC - The World According to GaWC 2008". Retrieved 2009-03-01. 
  10. "Sister Cities". Dallas-ecodev.org. Retrieved 2010-05-23. 

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Coordinates: 32°46′33″N 96°47′48″W / 32.77583°N 96.79667°W / 32.77583; -96.79667