What Spanish word meaning "flat", is also the name of a city in the United States?
Plano is a city in the state of Texas, located approximately 20 miles north of downtown Dallas. European settlers came to the area near present-day Plano in the early 1840s. After rejecting several names for the town (including naming it in honor of then-President Millard Fillmore), residents suggested the name Plano (from the Spanish word for "flat"), as a reference to the surrounding terrain. With a population of more than a quarter of a million people, Plano is a city on the rise. Many corporate headquarters have located to Plano in recent years including Dr Pepper, Pizza Hut, JCPenney, and Toyota.
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