Dallas, city in Texas, on the Trinity, with more than 1 million inhabitants. (Dallas area/ Fort Worth Area: approx. 3.8 million inhabitants). See allcitypopulation for latest population of Dallas.
The city is one of the most important industrial and commercial centers in the Southwestern United States. Trade has traditionally been the main pillar of the economy; to significant cotton trade. In addition, large petroleum industry (extraction, refining), manufacturing of aircraft, agricultural machinery and automobiles and electrical engineering, chemical and cement industry. Banking and insurance also play a major role.
The city is located at a major transportation hub (around three airports, including the massive Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport) and is a leading center of the fashion, publishing and film industry. Some important military bases (air and land forces) on site. There are several universities (including a Methodist and a state university, founded in 1911 and 1955 respectively), a medical and a dental training institute.
The city has several museums, a theatre, its own symphony orchestra and its own opera company. The Dallas Theater Center (1959) was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center (1989) by Ieoh Ming Pei. Large sports stadium (annual Cotton Bowl Football Classic).
The first settlers settled here in 1841. After the American Civil War, the city was a refuge for many Confederates, who brought the cotton industry there. The development of the modern city dates back to after the Second World War, when aircraft and missile construction began.
In 1963, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.