Dallas, Texas - interesting facts

Monday, December 13, 2010

  • Dallas is the 3rd-largest city in Texas.
  • The 7-Eleven chain, started in Dallas, Texas in 1922.
  • Dallas has a total area of 385 sq mi (997.1 km2).
  • The frozen margarita machine was invented by Dallas restauranteur Mariano Martinez in 1971.
  • Fox’s “Prison Break” and CBS’ “Walker: Texas Ranger” were filmed in Dallas, Texas.
  • One in eleven Dallas-area workers is employed by the hospitality industry.
  • Dallas, Texas has the 9th largest population in the U.S.
  • The average year-round temperature ranges from 55 °F (13 °C) to 76 °F (24.5 °C).
  • Dallas, Texas is one of the 10 largest municipalities in the United States.
  • Texas state is larger than Belgium, Holland, France, Luxembourg and Switzerland combined.
  • The integrated circuit computer chip was invented in 1958 in Dallas.
  • On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

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