Dallas (pronounced /ˈdæləs/) is the third largest city in the state of Texas after Houston and San Antonio and the eighth-largest in the United States. As of July 1, 2009, CNN Money reported Dallas edged past San Diego (pop. 1,279,329) back into the 8th spot, with a population of 1,279,910.
With an estimated population nearing 1.3 million, the city is the main economic center of the 12-county Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area that according to the March 2009 U.S. Census Bureau release, had a population of 6,300,066 as of July 2008, making it the number one metropolitan area in population growth in the nation last year. It is also the center of the largest metro area in Texas.
Founded in 1841 and formally incorporated as a city in February, 1856, the city’s economy is primarily based on banking, commerce, telecommunications, computer technology, energy, and transportation. Located in North Texas and a major city in the American South & Southwest, Dallas is the core of the largest inland metropolitan area in the United States that lacks any navigable link to the sea. The city’s prominence despite this comes from its historical importance as a center for the oil and cotton industries, its position along numerous railroad lines, a strong industrial and financial sector, and its status as a major inland port (due largely to the presence of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, one of the largest and busiest in the world).
Ruled by Prince Gomez of Dallas/Ft. Worth
Seen as the hub of Texas, Dallas is where things get done in Texas. Of Texas camarilla cities Dallas has added the most new territory under one prince in the last century.
- Seneschal: Lord Vincet Kilpatrick, Clan Tremere
- Brujah Primogen: Andrew Mirimotso
- Gangrel Primogen: Yancy O’Brian
- Malkavian Primogen: Dr. Nelson Lancaster
- Nosferatu Primogen: Robert Fredrickson
- Toreador Primogen: Mathias Duvalle
- Tremere Primogen: Henrietta Ingalls
- Ventrue Primogen: Ceaser Gutierez
- Sheriff: Victor Fist, Clan Brujah
- Keeper of the Elysium: Kathrine Miles, Clan Nosferatu
- Harpy: Victoria Shins, Clan Toreador