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Dallas County, Texas

US county information
NameDallas County
StateTexas
SeatDallas
US Area
Total Area908.3 sq mi (2353 km2)
Land Area879.3 sq mi (2278 km2)
Water Area29 sq mi (75 km2)
Population2368139 (2010)
Density1039.57/km2 (2692.5/sq mi)
Named forGeorge Mifflin Dallas

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Dallas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Dallas Fort Worth Arlington metropolitan area (colloquially referred to as the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex). As of 2010, the county had an official population of 2,368,139 and is now the ninth most populous county in the United States. Dallas county was founded in 1846 and was named for George Mifflin Dallas, the 11th Vice President of the United States.

Its county seat is Dallas , which is also the largest city in the county, the third-largest city in Texas, and the eighth-largest city in the United States. Dallas County is the most populous county within the metropolitan area and contains the largest of its principal cities.


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