City of Dallas

THE CITY OF DALLAS AND THE DALLAS COWBOYS

 

Dallas’ new slogan “Live Large. Think Big.” describes the essence and vitality of a city built on big dreams, freshly blazed trails and an attitude that all things are possible. This richly diverse city offers a thriving culinary scene, leading arts district, countless luxury accommodations, professional sports, trendy entertainment districts and endless shopping opportunities.

 

City of Dallas Information

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Location: State of Texas, central southern USA.

Mayor: Tom Leppert

Nickname: Big D, D-Town

Dialling code: 1.

Population: 1,232,940 (city); 6,003,967 (metropolitan area).

Time zone: GMT – 6 (GMT – 5 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).

Electricity: 110 volts AC, 50Hz; flat two-pin plugs are standard.

Airport: Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

Website: http://www.dallascityhall.com

Average January temperatures: 6.5ºC (43.5ºF).

Average July temperatures: 29.5ºC (85.5ºF).

Annual rainfall: 856mm (33 inches).

Weather Averages
High Low Precip.
Jan 55 °F (13 °C) 36 °F (2 °C) 1.89 in (48 mm)
Feb 61 °F (16 °C) 41 °F (5 °C) 2.31 in (59 mm)
Mar 69 °F (21 °C) 49 °F (9 °C) 3.13 in (80 mm)
Apr 77 °F (25 °C) 56 °F (13 °C) 3.46 in (88 mm)
May 84 °F (29 °C) 65 °F (18 °C) 5.30 in (135 mm)
Jun 92 °F (33 °C) 73 °F (23 °C) 3.92 in (100 mm)
Jul 96 °F (36 °C) 77 °F (25 °C) 2.43 in (62 mm)
Aug 96 °F (36 °C) 76 °F (24 °C) 2.17 in (55 mm)
Sep 89 °F (32 °C) 69 °F (21 °C) 2.65 in (67 mm)
Oct 79 °F (26 °C) 58 °F (14 °C) 4.65 in (118 mm)
Nov 66 °F (19 °C) 47 °F (8 °C) 2.61 in (66 mm)
Dec 57 °F (14 °C) 39 °F (4 °C) 2.53 in (64 mm)
Year 77 °F (25 °C) 57 °F (14 °C) 37.1 in (942 mm)

Things To Do In Dallas, Texas

Attractions                                                                   

Dallas Zoo
Fair Park
Dallas Museum of Nature & Science
Dallas Aquarium
Dallas Arboretum
State Fair of Texas

Sports

Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Stars

Tennis Centers (City owned)
Golf Courses (City owned)

Arts & Culture

Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas Opera
Dallas Summer Musicals (at Fair Park )
Meyerson Symphony Center
Dallas Libraries
Park and Recreation

Other Important Links

Accomodations
Dining
Shopping in Dallas
Convention & Visitors Bureau
Office of Cultural Affairs
Greater Dallas Chamber
Texas Tourism

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 678
1870 3,000 342.5%
1880 10,358 245.3%
1890 38,067 267.5%
1900 42,639 12.0%
1910 92,104 116.0%
1920 158,976 72.6%
1930 260,475 63.8%
1940 294,734 13.2%
1950 434,462 47.4%
1960 679,684 56.4%
1970 844,401 24.2%
1980 904,078 7.1%
1990 1,006,877 11.4%
2000 1,188,580 18.0%
Est. 2005 1,213,825 2.1%

About Dallas Texas

Dallas is the No. 1 visitor destination in Texas.

The city of Dallas encompasses 384 square miles of rolling prairie, with native pecan, cottonwood and oak trees located along the Trinity River and the numerous creeks that feed it. The elevation ranges from 450 to 750 feet.

As the Southwest’s leading business and financial center, it boasts the largest wholesale market in the world and lays claim to being one of the top convention cities in the United States.

From historical ambiance and boutique charm to modern glamour and state-of-the-art amenities to the more modest and economical — Dallas offers a myriad of hotel choices. Dallas offers the finest in Southern hospitality and a wealth of over 65,000 hotel rooms ranging from first-class luxury to family pricing.

A wide range of hotels can be found in the Downtown/Convention Center area, in addition to concentrations near DFW International and Love Field Airports, Market Center, Galleria area, LBJ Freeway, North Central Expressway and Las Colinas.

Dallas is also well know for being the site of the JFK assassination.  As pictured above the scene of this November 22nd, 1963 at 12:30pm event is now a huge part of the history and heritage of the City of Dallas, Texas.

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