30 Interesting Facts About Dallas

Facts About Dallas

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Facts About Dallas

  • Dallas is the 9th largest city in the US and the third-largest in Texas.
  • Lamar Hunt coined the term ‘Super Bowl’ in Dallas while writing a letter to NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle. Even though it was originally called the ‘AFL-NFL Championship Game,’ the name ‘Super Bowl’ stuck.
  • The Dallas Arts District consists of 19 blocks of museums, venues, and galleries, making it the united states largest art district.
  • Highland Park Village Shopping Center, developed in 1931 has the distinction of being the first planned shopping centre in America.
  • Dallas is called “Prison Ministry Capital of the World” by the prison ministry community.
  • The city was founded at the location of a “white rock crossing” of the Trinity River, where it was easier for wagons to cross the river in the days before ferries or bridges.
  • the city has a total area of 385.8 square miles; 340.5 square miles of Dallas is land and 45.3 square miles of it is water.
  • The Estimated population of Dallas is 1.331 million, as of 2019.
  • The State Fair of Texas has been held in Dallas every year since 1886.
  • The Dallaslies at elevations ranging from 450 to 550 feet above sea level.
  • The Dallas area was inhabited by the Caddo Native American tribe. Later, France also claimed the area, but in 1819 the Adams-Onís Treaty made the Red River the northern boundary of New Spain, placing Dallas well within Spanish territory.
  • Laser Tag was invented in Dallas by George Carter, who initially dubbed the new game “Photon.”
  • Before becoming a gambler and gunslinger, Wyatt Earp’s sidekick John Henry Holliday was a dentist in Dallas.
  • The all-time record low temperature within the city itself is −3 °F, set on January 18, 1930, while the all-time record high is 113 °F, set on June 26 and 27, 1980.
  • The Dallas area is the largest metropolitan area in the nation not on a navigable body of water.
  • Dallas maintains and operates 406 parks on 21,000 acres of parkland.
  • In 1972, the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders became the first-ever professional cheerleading squad.
  • The Dallas Public Library permanently displays one of the original copies of the Declaration of Independence, printed on July 4, 1776, and the First Folio of William Shakespeare’s “Comedies, Histories & Tragedies.”
  • In 1839 businessman John Neely Bryan first surveyed the area in 1839 while looking for a good place to establish a trading post with the Native Americans.
  • Dallas is twinned with the following sister cities Brno, Czech Republic; Dijon, France; Monterrey, Mexico; Kolkata, India; Riga, Latvia; Saratov, Russia; Sendai, Japan; Taipei, Taiwan; Tianjin, China & Valencia, Spain.
  • Dallas has friendship status with the following cities Dalian, China, Nanjing, China & Qingdao, China.
  • Dallas receives 24.9 million annual visitors to the City of Dallas, with 48.9 million visiting the Metro area.
  • The city is home to Texas’ first and largest zoo, Dallas Zoo, which opened at its current location in 1888, with 95 acres of land.
  • The frozen margarita machine was invented in Dallas.
  • The first convenience store, 7-eleven, got its start in Dallas and the corporation is headquartered there today.
  • The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is home to 23 of the richest Americans.
  • There are 337 public schools, 89 private schools, 38 colleges, and 32 libraries in Dallas.
  • Texas Instruments’ own Jack Kilby won the Nobel Prize in 2000 for his invention of the integrated circuit, otherwise known as the microchip.
  • At 17,207 acres, the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is larger than all of Manhattan and the second-largest airport by land area in the US.
  • The oldest and most renowned of Dallas’s institutions of higher learning is Southern Methodist University (SMU), established in 1911.


Facts About Dallas
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