Arlington is a city in Tarrant County, Texas. Arlington is part of the Dallas - Fort Worth - Arlington metropolitan area and is home to the baseball team Texas Rangers and their stadium, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, two theme parks ( Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor) and the new stadium of the football team Dallas Cowboys. The city is located about 20 km east of Fort Worth and about 32 km west of Dallas. It shares a common border with community Kennedale, Grand Prairie, Mansfield and Fort Worth, and surrounds the two independent Enklavengemeinden Dalworthington Gardens and Pantego.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 256.5 km ² ( 99.0 mi ²).
The city was founded in 1875 and named after Arlington, Virginia. After arrival of the railway in 1876, it grew as a center of cotton processing, and agriculture. City rights were granted Arlington in 1884. A greater industrialization began only in 1954, as a work of General Motors was built. The automotive and aerospace industries have contributed to one of the highest population growth rates in the United States between 1950 and 1990.
Since 1952, Arlington combines twinned with Bad Königshofen in Lower Franconia.
Schools and Colleges
The Arlington Independent School District ( AISD ) derives the majority of state schools. The six high schools in the AISD, the Arlington, James Bowie, Sam Houston, Mirabeau B. Lamar, James Martin and Juan Seguin. The southern part of Arlington directs the Mansfield Independent School District.
In addition, in Arlington, the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA ), the Southeastern Campus of Tarrant County College, and Arlington Baptist College. The University of Texas at Arlington is the third largest university in Texas, there are currently 25 297 students enrolled (as of autumn 2004).
Arlington is the home of major-league baseball team the Texas Rangers and since 2009 the seat of the Dallas Cowboys ( American football). As everywhere in Texas high school football on Friday night many fans of all ages.
2011 was Arlington hosts the Super Bowl XLV.
Arlington is the largest city in the U.S. that does not have a public transport system. At Arlington Municipal Airport local airport ( ICAO code: KGKY ) can be found, among other test facilities of Bell Helicopter.