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Dallas Travel GuideDallas is the ninth largest city in the country of the United States and is the third largest city of Texas. According to the Unites States Census of June 23, 2008, the population of Dallas is 1,300,350 people and the entire population is spread over an area of three hundred and forty two square miles. Founded back in the year 1841, Dallas today is listed as a global city. The city's economy is mainly based on the petroleum industry, computer technology, telecommunications, transportation and banking.
The early history of this city is well preserved in Old City Park which is the Historical Village of Dallas and is located on the edge of the downtown. The Historical Village is an outdoor museum that features architectural and cultural sites such as the historic bank and a restored antebellum mansion and. There is a river called the Trinity River which passes from the city Irving into the west of Dallas and it is a major watercourse of the region. However the river has always been treated as a drainage dump throughout the entire history of this city.
Dallas has a humid and subtropical climate. But even though the climate is humid this part of the county even gets warm and dry winds that blow from the north and the west during the summer. Winter season over here is generally mild and moderate. Warm and humid air from the south leads to freezing rain a couple of times each year. This often causes major disorder in the city as the roads and highways become dangerously slick.
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The city has quite a few architectural wonders like I. M. Pei's Fountain Place, Renaissance Tower, the Bank of America Plaza, and Reunion Tower. Because of the Trinity River Project, Dallas is also seeing construction of a series of bridges and according to plan the first one being built the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is going to reach a height of over 40 stories above the river basin.
Some of the places of attraction around the city are the Dallas Museum of Art, The Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, the Nasher Sculpture Center, The Dallas Contemporary, and The Dallas Children's Theatre. There are several other venues that are under construction like the Winspear Opera House and the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts.
The city has over four hundred and six parks on 21,000 acres of parkland and all these are well maintained and operated with much care. Dallas is home to the Dallas Mavericks (National Basketball Association), Dallas Desperados (Arena Football League), and Dallas Stars (National Hockey League). All of these three teams play at the American Airlines Center.
Dallas and its suburbs are home to a large number of Asian American residents-Koreans, Filipino, Vietnamese, Taiwanese, Chinese, Pakistani, and Arabs, Indians, Bangladeshi, and all have large presences in the area. The population of the city is highly diversified even though it is a predominantly white population. Dallas is a major tourist spot of America.
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