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Location of Washington, D.C
Motto: Justitia Omnibus (English: Justice for All) Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any U.S. state. Foundation
Country : United States Currency : US Dollar (USD) Language : English Population City: 658 893 (2014) Metro: 6 033 737 (2014) Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST) Some important facts
In 1790 Congress chose an area donated by Maryland as the seat of their new government. In 1800 they moved to the new city named after the first president George Washington. Washington Map of the District of Columbia in 1835, prior to the retrocession
The White House has been the official residence of every President of the United States with the exception of George Washington. The White House
The US Capitol houses the legislative branch of the American government. The Senate occupies the building's north wing and the House of representatives is housed in the south wing. US Capitol
The Jefferson Memorial pays tribute to Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States. The Jefferson Memorial Jefferson Statue
The Washington Monument is a 555ft/169m tall obelisk built between 1848 and 1884 in honor of the first President of the United States, George Washington. It is the tallest free standing masonry structure in the world. The Washington Monument
The wonderful National Portrait Gallery presents an amazing array of paintings of famous Americans from all walks of life. National Portrait Gallery
Dedicated in May 1997, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial honors the man who served nearly four terms as president of the United States and has been lauded as one of America's greatest leaders. Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
Kennedy Center Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has hosted some of the world's most renowned performers.
The Library of Congress One of the largest and best-equipped libraries in the world, The Library of Congress houses 90 million items on 540 miles (869 km) of shelves.
National Cathedral The classical Gothic style of Washington's National Cathedral makes it look as if this magnificent structure was built somewhere in Europe during the Middle Ages. In fact, the cathedral was only finished as recently as 1990.
The Lincoln memorial is a monument honoring the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. The Lincoln memorial
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