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.