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10 Interesting Facts About Arlington, Texas

Facts About Arlington

  • The average altitude is 184 metres (604 feet) above sea level.
  • The city covers a total area of 99.5 square kilometres (258 square miles).
  • Arlington is the fiftieth-most populous city in the United States, the seventh-most populous city in the state of Texas, and the largest city in the state that is not a county seat.
  • An early white settlement (1840), on an Indian council site, was called Bird’s Fort.
  • In the Republic of Texas 1843 signed a peace treaty with nine Indian tribes at what is now Arlington.
  • The city itself was laid out by railroad men in 1876 and named after General Robert E. Lee’s Arlington House in Arlington County, Virginia.
  • Arlington falls in the Cfa (humid subtropical) region of the Köppen climate classification system which is a climate zone characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. The highest recorded temperature was 113 °F (45 °C) in 1980.
    The lowest recorded temperature was −8 °F (−22 °C) in 1899.
  • European settlement in the Arlington area dates back at least to the 1840s.
  • Arlington is the headquarters of American Mensa, the largest and oldest “High IQ Society” in the world.
  • Arlington and Bad Königshofen, Germany have been sister cities since 1952.

 

Facts About Arlington, Texas
Facts About Arlington, Texas

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