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  2. Washington, D.C. - Wikipedia,_D.C.

    Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly called Washington or D.C., is the capital city of the United States. [10] The city is located on the east bank of the Potomac River, which forms its southwestern border with Virginia and borders Maryland to its north and east. The city was named for George Washington, a Founding ...

  3. Welcome to Washington, DC When was the last time you made a memory in DC? Imagine this: A captivating morning paddle on the Potomac River. An afternoon spent roaming the halls of a Smithsonian museum. An evening enjoying one of DC’s iconic sports teams. A monumental meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant.

  4. Washington, D.C. | History, Map, Population, & Facts

    Washington, D.C., capital of the United States, coextensive with the District of Columbia, located on the northern shore of the Potomac River. Often referred to simply as D.C., the city is an international metropolis, a picturesque tourist destination, and an unmatched treasury of the country’s history and artifacts.

  5. 29 Best Things To Do in Washington, D.C. - U.S. News Travel

    Last updated on Sep. 8, 2023. Not surprisingly, many of Washington D.C.'s main attractions relate to its principal enterprise: politics. These include the White House and the U.S. Capitol, of...

  6. Washington, D.C. Travel Guide | U.S. News Travel

    Guide to the best hotels and things to do in Washington, D.C.. Maps, travel tips and more.

  7. Washington, D.C. | Visit The USA

    Washington, D.C.’s unforgettable skyline is marked by some of the world’s most celebrated monuments. The awe-inspiring structures, statues and temples that grace the National Mall tell fascinating stories through their histories and designs. From the Washington Monument to the World War II...

  8. Washington, D.C. history and famous landmarks | Britannica

    Washington, D.C., City (pop., 2008 est.: 591,833), capital of the U.S. It is coextensive with the District of Columbia. It is coextensive with the District of Columbia. Situated at the navigational head of the Potomac River, between Maryland and Virginia, it has an area of 68 sq mi (176 sq km).

  9. Washington, D.C. - Capital, Founding, Monumental | Britannica

    Table of Contents. Washington, D.C. - Capital, Founding, Monumental: Washington was established as the capital of the United States as the result of a compromise following seven years of negotiation by members of the U.S. Congress as they tried to define the concept of a “federal enclave.”.

  10. Washington, D.C. - HISTORY

    Table of Contents. Interesting Facts. Washington, D.C., is the capital city of the United States, located between Virginia and Maryland on the north bank of the Potomac River. The city is home...

  11. Washington, D.C. Pictures and Facts - National Geographic Kids

    Today Washington, D.C., is a 68-square-mile federal district home to important government buildings, including the U.S. Capitol, where the Senate and the House of Representatives meet; the White House, where the president lives and works; and the Supreme Court Building, where many important court rulings are made.