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Dallas (United States)
Dallas. City of the United States, in the state of Texas, located in the county of Dallas and some parts of the city are located in the counties of Collin, Denton, Kaufman and Rockwall. Dallas is the largest city in the United States without a connection to the sea due to its central location and its large industry in information technology.
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is the largest in the state, the second largest in the United States, and the third largest in the world; in terms of traffic, it is the seventh in the world. It is also known for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.
Around 1700, the French frequently visited the region to trade with the Anadrako peoples. Under Spanish rule for several years, it became Mexican territory after the independence of Mexico in 1821. Later, as part of Texas, it lived through the various vicissitudes that made these lands an independent state, within the United States. Five years later, a town was founded by the name of Dallas, adopted in honor of US Vice President George Dallas.
The beginning of its growth was slow, but the arrival, in 1858, of French and Swiss artisans from Reunion, gave it a great boost. The installation of several rail lines in the early 1870s, for the first time linked Texas with major points to the east, west, and north, and stimulated economic activity in Dallas. By 1890, it was the largest city in Texas. The agricultural market, which was based mainly on cotton, was particularly successful during the first half of the 20th century.
Throughout that same period, finance and insurance became crucial to the city’s development, and Dallas bankers ventured into financing oil drilling. In 1930, the huge East Texas oil field was discovered to the southeast of the city, making Dallas a major center for the oil industry.
This period of increased economic and demographic growth began after 1950, thanks to the rapid expansion of manufacturing and commercial activity. In November of 1963, the city was the scene of the assassination of John F. Kennedy president of the United States.
Dallas, the second most important city in Texas, after Houston, and the eighth in the country, in the 2010 census had a population of 1,197,816 residents and a population density of 1,198.61 people per km², being the most populous in the world. metropolitan area that has a total of 6,145,037 residents. It is one of the main commercial, financial and distribution centers of the Southwest, as well as being a regional manufacturing hub. It forms, together with the neighboring city of Fort Worth (to the west), the axis of the most important metropolitan region in the United States.
Dallas’s economic base is diverse. Its main sources of employment are the manufacturing sectors (retail and wholesale) and the financial and insurance sectors. Among the most important manufactured articles are electrical equipment, processed foods, printing material and editorials.
It is also the main banking center, in the Southwest, and home to a district federal reserve bank. The city is also the headquarters of numerous oil companies, regional offices, and a large number of federal agencies. Dallas serves as a clearinghouse and shipping center for oil and natural gas, and as a marketplace for the region’s agricultural and mineral products, including cotton, grains, livestock, and fruit.
Dallas covers an area of approximately 887 km², and has a considerable number of parks and green areas.
The climate of the city is steppe, with a very large temperature range throughout the year. The summer is warm, average humidity, and easily reach temperatures of 100 ° F (37,7º C), autumn and spring are dry seasons and temperate in winter temperatures are cold and frosts, reaching to have precipitation in the form of snow.
Cultural interest places
The most important museums are the Dallas Museum of Art (1903) and the Dallas Museum of Natural History (1936). The Deep Ellum (Deep Elm) district was, after the American Civil War, the business center of the adjacent black neighborhoods.
The city of Dallas is for the most part in the Dallas Independent School District (DISD), the twelfth largest school district in the United States. The district operates independently of the city and enrolls 161,000 students. In 2006, The School for the Talented and Gifted was named America’s top public school school by Newsweek.
Another district school, the Science and Engineering Magnet School, ranked eighth in the same study. Other schools on the list were Woodrow Wilson, Hillcrest, and WT White Highs. “Woodrow” High School, as it is commonly called, was named Best Comprehension High School by D Magazine publication.
Dallas also extends into other school districts including Carrollton-Farmers Branch, Duncanville, Garland, Highland Park, Mesquite, Plano, and Richardson. The Wilmer-Hutchins School District at one time served portions of southern Dallas, but was closed for the 2005-2006 school year. After the closure, the Texas Education Agency incorporated WHISD into the Dallas district.
Dallas’ leading institutions of higher education are Southern Methodist University (1911), Dallas Baptist University (1965), and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (1943).
There is a large Protestant influence in the community and the city is in a region where Methodist and Baptist churches are prominent in many neighborhoods and support the two largest private universities in the city. The city is also home to a Mormon community. The Catholic Church is also a significant organization on the rise in the city.