The city of Dallas prides itself for its friendly people, entrepreneurial spirit, flair for style and innovation, mild climate and outstanding quality of life. Dallas is the ninth-largest city in the United States, with more than 1.2 million residents in just over 300 square miles. The city, combined with Fort Worth, helps form the fourth-largest metropolitan area.
One of Dallas' most important assets is its highly diversified economy. In 2008, Fortune magazine named 24 companies from the DFW metro area - including Exxon Mobil, JCPenney and TXU - as Fortune 500 companies. The Metroplex is ranked fifth among metropolitan areas for Fortune 500 companies.
With many entertainment districts within a short distance of downtown, Dallas provides local history mixed with arts, culture, dining and more. Dallas is recognized as an international arts and cultural center. A new concert hall, a theater and an art museum are the initial buildings in a reconstructed area of downtown known as the Arts District. Dallas is also the home of many major league professional sports franchises, including the Cowboys, the Mavericks and Rangers.
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