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12 Facts About Fort Worth, Texas

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Fort Worth is the 16th-largest city in the United States and the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas.

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population.

The Cowboy Culture of Fort Worth, Texas by WatchMojo.com

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The city is located in North Central Texas and covers nearly 350 square miles in Tarrant, Denton, Parker, and Wise Counties; it is the seat of Tarrant County.

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According to the 2015 census estimates, Fort Worth has a population of 833,319.

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population.

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The city is the second-largest in the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area.

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The city was established in 1849 as an Army outpost on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River.

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Today, Fort Worth still embraces its Western heritage and traditional architecture and design.

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USS Fort Worth is the first ship of the United States Navy named after the city.

The United States Navy is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.

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Fort Worth is home to the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and several world-class museums designed by internationally known contemporary architects.

The Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is an American piano competition, first held in 1962 in Fort Worth, Texas and hosted by the Van Cliburn Foundation.

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The Kimbell Art Museum, considered to have one of the best collections in Texas, is housed in what is widely regarded as one of Texas' foremost works of modern architecture, designed by Louis Kahn with an addition by Renzo Piano.

The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, hosts an art collection as well as traveling art exhibitions, educational programs and an extensive research library.

Renzo Piano, OMRI, OMCA is an Italian architect and engineer, who won the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1998.

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Also of note is the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, designed by Tadao Ando.

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth was first granted a Charter from the State of Texas in 1892 as the "Fort Worth Public Library and Art Gallery", evolving through several name changes and different facilities in Fort Worth.

Tadao Ando is a Japanese self-taught architect whose approach to architecture and landscape was categorized by architectural historian Francesco Dal Co as "critical regionalism".

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The Amon Carter Museum of American Art, designed by Philip Johnson, houses one of the most extensive collections of American art in the world in a building.

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The city is stimulated by several university communities: Texas Christian, Texas Wesleyan, University of North Texas Health Science Center, and Texas A&M University School of Law, and is the location of many multinational corporations, including Bell Helicopter, Lockheed Martin, American Airlines, BNSF Railway, Pier 1 Imports, and Radio Shack.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is a graduate-level institution of the University of North Texas System, located on a 33-acre campus in the Cultural District of Fort Worth, Texas.

Pier 1 Imports Inc. is a Fort Worth, Texas–based retailer specializing in imported home furnishings and decor, particularly furniture, table-top items, decorative accessories, and seasonal decor.

The BNSF Railway is one of the largest freight railroad networks in North America, second to the Union Pacific Railroad, and is one of seven North American Class I railroads.

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