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Washington d.C. Koverninian Secondary school №2 Made by the students of 11 form Davydova V. Golubeva N/ 2015
Washington, D.C., is the capital of United States of America. It lies on the Potomac River. It is located in the District of Columbia (that is what D.C. stands for). The District of Columbia itself is between two states – Maryland and Virginia.
The capital was named after the first U.S. President, George Washington.
The Capitol is the place where the American Congress sits. It is the symbol of American power. In 1791 the corner-stone of Capitol was laid by George Washington. The Capitol was built almost in the centre of the city on the Capitol Hill. A bronze Statue of Freedom is on the top of the Capitol’s dome.
The White House is the official Presidential residence. It has the most well known address in the USA – 1600, Pennsylvania Avenue. It is a two-storied white building, which consists of 132 rooms.
One of the most impressive sights in Washington is the famous Washington Monument. It looks like a huge pencil and it is called “The Pencil”.
There are also such famous memorials in Washington as the Jefferson Memorial and Lincoln Memorial.
The National Mall is a national park in the centre of Washington. It is between the Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol.
The Pentagon (the headquarters of the United States Department of Defence)
The Arlington National Cemetry is a well-known place. President Kennedy was buried there. American solders who died in World War I and II were buried on this cemetry too.
The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum complex and research organization which consist of 19 museum and eight research centers, buildings of the Smithsonian Institution and a zoo.
The National Air and Space Achievements Museum (NASA Museum) is the most popular of the Smithsonian Museums. It has the largest collection of aircraft and spacecraft in the world.
The national Gallery of Art is an art museum located also on the National Mall. It was established by great masters from the 14th to the 19th century.