Arlington, Texas, began as a struggling and besieged frontier fort. Today, it has a population of more than 365,000 people and spans 100 square miles. It is located precisely midway between Dallas and Fort Worth. In both population and area, it is the largest mid-city in America.
Texas is in the south-central region of the U.S. By total area; it is the second largest with 268,596 square miles of land (Alaska is the largest). It has the second-largest economy after California and a population of about 29,000,000 people. There are several metro areas, including Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, El Paso, and Austin, the state capital.