Washington, D.C.

Capital city of the United States
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inception
July 16, 1790
alias
Washington
Washington DC
Washington, DC
DC
D.C.
District of Columbia
Washington, District of Columbia
Washington D.C.
official name
Washington, District of Columbia (english)
native label
Washington (english)
short name
Washington (english)
demonym
Washingtonian (english)
Vaŝingtonano (esperanto)
Washingtoner (german)
Washingtonerin (german)
applies to part
Washingtonerinnen (german)
applies to part
motto text
Justitia Omnibus (latin)
start time
August 3, 1871
literal translation
Justice for All (english)
country
United States of America
coordinate location
latitude38.895
longitude-77.037
precision0
head of government
spoken text audio
language of work or name
population
18001850190019502000500k
672,228
point in time
2015
determination method
preferred
658,893
point in time
July 1, 2014
determination method
646,449
point in time
July 1, 2013
determination method
633,427
point in time
July 1, 2012
determination method
619,624
point in time
July 1, 2011
determination method
605,125
point in time
July 1, 2010
determination method
601,723
point in time
April 1, 2010
determination method
572,059
point in time
2000
determination method
606,900
point in time
1990
determination method
638,333
point in time
1980
determination method
756,510
point in time
1970
determination method
763,956
point in time
1960
determination method
802,178
point in time
1950
determination method
663,091
point in time
1940
determination method
486,869
point in time
1930
determination method
437,571
point in time
1920
determination method
418,000
point in time
1918
331,069
point in time
1910
determination method
321,000
point in time
1908
278,718
point in time
1900
230,392
point in time
1890
177,624
point in time
1880
131,700
point in time
1870
75,080
point in time
1860
51,687
point in time
1850
33,745
point in time
1840
30,261
point in time
1830
23,336
point in time
1820
15,471
point in time
1810
8,144
point in time
1800
water as percent of area
elevation above sea level
125 metre
coextensive with
area
177 square kilometre
start time
July 9, 1846
preferred
259 square kilometre
start time
July 16, 1790
end time
July 9, 1846
postal code
20001–20098
20201–20599
official website
language of work or name
retrieved
May 18, 2017
URL
retrieved
September 3, 2018
external data available at
language of work or name
locator map image
preferred
flag image
coat of arms image
seal image
deprecated
collage image
media
local dialing code
202
start time
1947
Dewey Decimal Classification
2--753
exact match
different from
District of Columbia
Commons category
Washington, D.C.
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Wikimedia Commons URL
coordinates of geographic center
latitude38.91
longitude-77.015
precision0
directions
Near 3rd and P Streets, Northwest (english)
coordinates of northernmost point
latitude38.996
longitude-77.041
precision0
minimum temperature record
-15 degree Fahrenheit
point in time
February 11, 1899
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Wikibooks URL
Wikinews URL
Wikipedia creation date
9/17/2001
Wikipedia incoming links count
Wikipedia opening text
Washington, D.C., (/ˈwɑːʃɪŋtən ˌdiːˈsiː/) formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as D.C., Washington, or The District, is the capital of the United States. Founded after the American Revolution as the seat of government of the newly independent country, Washington was named after George Washington, the first president of the United States and a Founding Father. As the seat of the United States federal government and several international organizations, Washington is an important world political capital. The city, located on the Potomac River bordering Maryland and Virginia, is one of the most visited cities in the world, with more than 20 million tourists annually. 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 U.S. Congress, and the District is therefore not a part of any U.S. state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. The City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia, including the city of Alexandria; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated population of 702,455 as of July 2018[update], making it the 20th most populous city in the United States. Commuters from the surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs raise the city's daytime population to more than one million during the workweek. Washington's metropolitan area, the country's sixth largest (including parts of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia), had a 2017 estimated population of 6.2 million residents. All three branches of the U.S. federal government are centered in the District: Congress (legislative), the president (executive), and the Supreme Court (judicial). Washington is home to many national monuments and museums, primarily situated on or around the National Mall. The city hosts 177 foreign embassies as well as the headquarters of many international organizations, trade unions, non-profits, lobbying groups, and professional associations, including the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organization of American States, AARP, the National Geographic Society, the Human Rights Campaign, the International Finance Corporation, and the American Red Cross. A locally elected mayor and a 13‑member council have governed the District since 1973. However, Congress maintains supreme authority over the city and may overturn local laws. D.C. residents elect a non-voting, at-large congressional delegate to the House of Representatives, but the District has no representation in the Senate. District voters choose three presidential electors in accordance with the Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified in 1961. For statistical purposes, the District of Columbia is treated as a state-equivalent (and a county-equivalent) by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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