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Flavor Without FODMAPs: Garlic Substitutes

Garlic is one of the most frequently used seasonings throughout the world. It is flavorful and boasts many health benefits. However, if you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you might have a more complicated relationship with this beloved spice.Garlic, and its...

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10 Lunge Variations For Toning And Strength

10 Lunge Variations For Toning And Strength

Looking to tone and strengthen your lower body? Lunges are the perfect exercise for that. They are a powerful move that activates your legs, glutes, and core and helps improve stability and balance.Lunges are multi-joint movement exercises that involve activating your...



The Shops at Willow Bend adding 3 restaurants to food court in Plano

Three new restaurants are set to open in The Shops at Willow Bend’s food court in Plano, according to a press release from the shopping center. Arepa Station, Eloteca and Viva’s Bakery are all slated to open in December in the shopping center located at 6121 W. Park...


Washington Nationals will pick No. 2 overall in 2023 MLB Draft…

Washington Nationals will pick No. 2 overall in 2023 MLB Draft…

As writer Anthony Castrovince noted in a write-up previewing the first MLB Draft Lottery, with the new format for the 2023 MLB Draft, “[n]ot only is the team with the worst record from the previous season no longer guaranteed MLB’s top overall Draft pick the...

About Plano


The city of Plano is situated in Collin and Denton counties in northern Texas, about 26 kilometres (16 miles) northeast of Dallas. It was first inhabited by a group known as Peters’ Colony (1845–1866), who settled it in a tract of blackland prairie (named for William S. Peters, who had led investors in gaining land grants from the Republic of Texas in the early 1840s). A post office was provided to the community in 1851; numerous names were suggested, but Plano—which a prominent citizen believed to be the Spanish word for “plain,” an accurate description of the terrain—was finally chosen—was chosen.


Plano was connected to the railroad in 1872, and after nearly being destroyed by fire in 1881, it continued to grow as a modest agricultural hub in the middle of a cotton- and cattle-growing region. As a result of the rise of the Dallas-Fort Worth region, Plano’s population began to increase quickly in the 1960s, when it had a population of less than 4,000. In Plano, a financial and commercial hub, products like CDs, printed materials, metals, satellite communication equipment, and baking equipment are manufactured. The headquarters of Pepsico subsidiary Frito-Lay are located in Plano. Formerly a sheep ranch, Heritage Farmstead Museum is located there. Every September, a well-attended hot-air balloon festival is held in Plano, which is known as the “Balloon Capital of Texas.” Inc. 1873. Population: 259,841 in 2010; 4,235,751 in the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metro Division; 285,494 in 2020; 5,129,966 in the same division.

The United States, sometimes known as the United States of America, commonly referred to as America, is a federal republic with 50 states in North America. The 48 contiguous states that are located in the central latitudes of the continent are joined by Hawaii, an island state in the centre of the Pacific Ocean, and Alaska, a state at the far western end of North America. The conterminous states are encircled by Canada to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Gulf of Mexico and Mexico to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The United States is the world‘s fourth-largest country by area (after Russia, Canada, and China). Washington, which includes the District of Columbia, the federal capital region established in 1790, serves as the nation’s capital.


The United States’ greatest strength is likely its enormous variety. Its physical habitat spans the Arctic and the subtropics, a lush rain forest and a parched desert, and a rough mountain top and a flat prairie. Despite having a sizable overall population by global standards, the United States has a comparatively low population density. The nation includes some of the largest urban regions in the globe as well as some of the largest landscapes that are nearly entirely devoid of human settlement.


The population of the United States is quite diversified. Contrary to a nation like China, which primarily assimilated indigenous peoples, the United States’ diversity is mostly the result of extensive and ongoing global immigration. The United States has a greater variety of racial, ethnic, and cultural varieties than most other nations. Tens of millions of immigrants who, for the most part, came to America in search of better social, political, and economic opportunities than they had in their home countries have contributed to enriching, testing, and constantly redefining the national character in addition to the presence of living Native Americans (including American Indians, Aleuts, and Eskimos) and the descendants of Africans brought as slaves to the New World. (It should be noted that although the phrases “America” and “Americans” are frequently used interchangeably to refer to the United States and its residents, respectively, they are also used more broadly to refer to North, South, and Central America as a whole and to their respective populations.)



By gross domestic product, the United States is the world’s most powerful economy (GDP). The country’s wealth can be attributed in part to its abundant natural resources and massive agricultural output, but it owes more to its highly developed industry. The United States is the most significant individual element in international trade due to the sheer size of its economy, despite its relative economic self-sufficiency in many areas.


Major sections of the global total are represented by its imports and exports. Additionally, the United States has an impact on the world economy by serving as both a source and a destination for investment capital. The nation nonetheless maintains one of the most diverse economies on Earth, giving the majority of its citizens access to one of the greatest levels of living.


With a history of fewer than 250 years, the United States is a young country by global standards; it wasn’t until the middle of the 20th century that it reached its present size. The United States was the first of the European colonies to successfully secede from its motherland, and it was the first country to be founded on the principle that a nation’s sovereignty belongs to its people, not to the government. The nation’s first 150 years were mostly consumed by its own territorial and economic development as well as societal issues that finally resulted in civil war and a still ongoing period of reconciliation. The United States became a major global force in the 20th century, and it has remained one of the leading powers ever since World War II. The strains and demands of its dominant position have put to the test the beliefs and ideals of its founders; neither has it always carried this burden willingly nor readily. The United States continues to provide its citizens with unmatched prospects for riches and personal success. However, the country’s infrastructure is threatened by the depletion of its resources, pollution of its environment, and persistent social and economic inequity that keeps some sections in poverty and blight.


The article Washington discusses the District of Columbia. See the entries on Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco for discussion of other significant U.S. cities. Puerto Rico, which is covered in the article Puerto Rico, and a number of Pacific islands—Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa—are political entities that are connected to the United States.

Plano, TX

Plano is a city in north Texas. The Heritage Farmstead Museum is a restored 19th-century farm with original tools and furniture, plus a replica 1895 schoolroom. The Interurban Railway Museum traces the history of the Texas Electric Railway, and has a vintage rail car. Trails wind through a nature preserve in Oak Point Park. Northeast of town is Southfork Ranch, made famous as the setting for the TV series “Dallas.” 

Area code: Area code 469
Population: 288,870 (2020)
Mayor: John Muns
Neighborhoods: Plano East, 1201 Park Apartments, MORE
University: University of Plano