Garland, city (1990 pop. 180,650), Dallas co., N Tex., a suburb of Dallas; inc. 1891. Since World War II, Garland has grown from an agricultural community into an important center for electronics research and for the production of electronic equipment. Other manufactures include oil-field equipment, chemicals, apparel, sheet metal, and processed foods. An air force station is there. Garland remains one of the fastest growing cities in the United States.
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