Dallas, Texas, is the ninth-largest city and part of the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation. The city spans about 343 square miles and has a population of approximately 1,241,000. An ultra-modern and sophisticated city, Dallas attracts worldwide travelers, making the area the most-visited destination in Texas.
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.