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Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Texas
Administration
Full nameCity of Fort Worth
Settlement typeCity
Motto"Where the West begins"
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountiesTarrant, Denton, Parker, Johnson, Wise
Government
TypeCouncil-Manager
City CouncilMayor Betsy Price
Danny Scarth
Sal Espino
W. B. Zimmerman
Frank Moss
Jungus Jordan
Dennis Shingleton
Kathleen Hicks
Joel Burns
City ManagerDale A. Fisseler
Geography
Total Area298.9 sq mi (774.2 km2)
Land Area292.5 sq mi (757.6 km2)
Water Area6.3 sq mi (16.3 km2)
Elevation653 ft (199 m)
Demography
Total Population741,206 (16th) (2010)
Density (pop.)927.8/km2 (2403.7/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)6145037
DemonymFort Worthians|population_blank1_title=Demonym
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Area code682, 817
FIPS code48-27000 
GNIS feature ID1380947 

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Fort Worth is the sixteenth-largest city in the United States of America and the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas. Located in North Central Texas, just Southeast of the Texas Panhandle, the city is a cultural gateway into the American West and covers nearly 300 sqmi (777 km2) in Tarrant, Parker, Denton, and Wise counties, serving as the seat for Tarrant County. According to the 2010 Census, Fort Worth had a population of 741,206. It has been estimated that by 2030 it will have 1,211,665 residents. The city is the second most populous in the Dallas Fort Worth metropolitan area.

The city was established in 1849 as an Army outpost on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River. Today Fort Worth still embraces its Western heritage and traditional architecture and design.

USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) is the first ship of the United States Navy named after the city.


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