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Fort Worth, Texas

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Fort Worth is the 5th-most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and the 13th-most populous city in the United States.[8] It is the county seat of Tarrant County, covering nearly 350 square miles (910 km2) into four other counties: Denton, Johnson, Parker, and Wise. According to a 2022 United States census estimate, Fort Worth's population was 956,709.[9] Fort Worth is the second-largest city in the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, which is the fourth-most populous metropolitan area in the United States, and the most populous in Texas.[10]

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Flag of Fort Worth
Official seal of Fort Worth
Cowtown,[1] Panther City, Funkytown, Queen City of the Prairie[2]
"Where the West begins";[1] "Crossroads of Cowboys & Culture"
Interactive map of Fort Worth
Fort Worth is located in Texas
Fort Worth
Fort Worth
Location in Texas
Fort Worth is located in the United States
Fort Worth
Fort Worth
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 32°45′23″N 97°19′57″W
CountryUnited States
CountiesTarrant, Denton, Johnson, Parker, Wise [3]
Named forWilliam J. Worth
  MayorMattie Parker (R)
  City managerDavid Cooke (R)
  City council
  Total355.56 sq mi (920.89 km2)
  Land347.27 sq mi (899.44 km2)
  Water8.28 sq mi (21.45 km2)
Elevation541 ft (165 m)
958,692 Increase
  Rank42nd in North America
13th in the United States
5th in Texas
  Density2,600/sq mi (1,000/km2)
DemonymFort Worthian
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
760XX, 761XX, 76244
Area codes682 and 817
FIPS code48-27000
GNIS feature ID2410531[6]

The city of Fort Worth was established in 1849 as an army outpost on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River.[11] Fort Worth has historically been a center of the Texas Longhorn cattle trade.[11] It still embraces its Western heritage and traditional architecture and design.[12][13] USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) is the first ship of the United States Navy named after the city.[14] Nearby Dallas has held a population majority as long as records have been kept, yet Fort Worth has become one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States at the beginning of the 21st century, nearly doubling its population since 2000.

Fort Worth is the location of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and several museums designed by contemporary architects. The Kimbell Art Museum was designed by Louis Kahn, with an addition designed by Renzo Piano.[15] The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth was designed by Tadao Ando. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art, designed by Philip Johnson, houses American art. The Sid Richardson Museum, redesigned by David M. Schwarz, has a collection of Western art in the U.S., emphasizing Frederic Remington and Charles Russell. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History was designed by Ricardo Legorreta of Mexico.

Fort Worth is the location of several university communities: Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan, University of North Texas Health Science Center, and Texas A&M University School of Law. Several multinational corporations, including Bell Textron, American Airlines, BNSF Railway, and Chip 1 Exchange are headquartered in Fort Worth.