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A map of Wichita Falls in 1890.
A map of Wichita Falls in 1890.
Coordinates: Coordinates: 33°53′49″N 98°30′54″W / 33.89694°N 98.51500°W / 33.89694; -98.51500
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyWichita
FoundedSeptember 27, 1872
Government
 • TypeCity Council
 • MayorGlenn Barham
Linda Ammons
Michael Smith
Dorothy Roberts Burns
Rick Hatcher
Tim Ingle
Mary Ward
Area
 • City70.1 sq mi (183.1 km2)
 • Land70.66 sq mi (183.0 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation
948 ft (289 m)
Population
 (2006)
 • City107,000
 • Density1,474.1/sq mi (569.1/km2)
 • Metro
147,826
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (CDT)
FIPS code48-79000[1]
GNIS feature ID1376776[2]
Websitehttp://www.wichitafallstx.gov

Wichita Falls is a city in Wichita Couty, Texas, United States. The population of Wichita Falls was 107,000 in 2006. The mayors of Wichita Falls are Glenn Barham, Linda Ammons, Michael Smith, Dorothy Roberts Burns, Rick Hatcher, Tim Ingle and Mary Ward. Wichita Falls was founded on Sept. 27, 1872 when the Choctaw Indians settled the area in the early 18th century and then white settlers arrived in the 1860s to form cattle ranches.

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