Fort Worth is the 17th-largest city in the U.S. and the 5th largest city in Texas. The city in approximately 350 square miles is located in the 4 seperate counties of Tarrant, Denton, Wise and Parker. According to the 2013 census, Fort Worth had a population of 792,727. The city is 2nd to Dallas in size in the DFW metroplex.
The city was established in 1849 as an Army outpost, hence the name Fort Worth. Fort Worth has alot of different cultures, but is know for its western heritage. The Ft. Worth Stockyards are famous for their western events and rodeos.
The city is also home to Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas A&M University School of Law, and many multinational corporations including Bell Helicopter, Lockheed Martin, American Airlines, Radio Shack, and others. The Fort Worth Zoo is nationally renowned and is half price on Wednesdays.
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