The city of Denton, also called "Little D", "Redbud Capital of Texas" was incorporated in 1866 and encompasses the following counties: Denton. Denton's government type is Council–manager. It is comprised of the City Manager, who is currently George C. Campbell.
Denton encompasses land area: 87.952 sq mi (227.79 km2), water area: 1.364 sq mi (3.53 km2) 1.527%. The elevation is 642 ft (195 m) above sea level. This equates to a population density of 1,289.1/sq mi (497.7/km2). The local time zone is CST (UTC-6).
Local area codes are 940. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 48-19972, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at www.cityofdenton.com.