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About Dallas

Dallas is an ultra-modern and sophisticated city that attracts worldwide travelers, making the area the number one tourist destination in Texas. Visitors can enjoy some of the best shopping in the Southwest, four- and five-diamond/star hotels and restaurants, the largest urban arts district in the United States, 13 entertainment districts, and much more. Blend in moderate weather, year-round sports, and Southern hospitality for a true "taste" of the Dallas difference. Visitors are exposed to a city that lives up to its slogan, "Live large. Think big.™"

Visit www.visitdallas.com to learn more about this beautiful city!

Visit the Dallas Morning News website for lots of apps about Dallas restaurants, events, and maps!

Stats and Fun Facts

Population

Dallas is the 9th largest city in the U.S. and the third largest in Texas with a population of 1,223,229.

Metropolitan Statistical Area

The Dallas-Fort Worth Arlington MSA consists of 12 counties: Collin, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarran,t and Wise and has a population of 6,371,773. The Dallas-Plano-Irving MD (metropolitan division) is slightly smaller with a population of 4,235,751 and is composed of 8 counties: Collin, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, and Rockwall.

Location

Dallas is located in the Central Time Zone in North Central Texas, 35 miles east of Fort Worth, 245 miles north, northwest of Houston, and 300 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Elevation

450-750 feet

Taxes (Sales, Hotel Occupancy)

Sales - 8.25%; Hotel Occupancy - 13%

Annual Visitors

29.97 million domestic visitors

Hotel Rooms

There are more than 30,000 hotel rooms in the city of Dallas, with over 75,000 available throughout the area.

Climate

Average minimum temperature is 55 degrees Fahrenheit (12.7 degrees Celsius); average maximum temperature is 76 degrees Fahrenheit (24.4 degrees Celsius). Dallas has an average annual rainfall of 33.3 inches (84.6 centimeters).

Business Climate

The Dallas area is home to 18 Fortune 500 companies including Exxon Mobil, JC Penney, AT&T, Texas Instruments, and others. The Dallas area is also home to seven of the world's most admired companies.

Sports & Recreation

Dallas is home to five professional sports teams: The Dallas Cowboys (NFL); Dallas Stars (NHL); Dallas Mavericks (NBA); FC Dallas (MLS) and the Texas Rangers (MLB) plus NASCAR and Indy racing. The area is also home to more than 200 golf courses.

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