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Washington, D.C., U.S. capital city

Washington, D.C., formally known as the District of Columbia, is the capital of the United States and houses all three branches of the US Federal Government.

Designed by Pierre Charles L’Enfant, it was established on July 16, 1790.

The city is known for its museums and historical landmarks such as the Smithsonian Institution and Washington Monument.

It's called D.C. (District of Columbia) to differentiate it from the state of Washington on the west coast.

Unlike states, the residents of D.C. do not have voting representation in Congress.

Location: District of Columbia

Inception: July 16, 1790

Population: 689545

Elevation above the sea: 72 m

Website: dc.gov

Sources: Wikimedia, OpenStreetMap

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Washington, D.C. U.S. capital city

Washington, D.C., formally known as the District of Columbia, is the capital of the United States and houses all three branches of the US Federal Government.

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Washington, D.C. U.S. capital city
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United States Congress Legislative body in United States

The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States, consisting of two chambers: the Senate and the House of Representatives.

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United States Congress Legislative body in United States
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White House Civic building in Washington, D.C.

The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States.

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White House Civic building in Washington, D.C.
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The Pentagon Military complex in Arlington, Virginia

The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense.

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The Pentagon
The Pentagon Military complex in Arlington, Virginia
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United States Capitol Government building in United States

The United States Capitol is the meeting place of the United States Congress.

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United States Capitol
United States Capitol Government building in United States
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Washington Monument Obelisk in Washington D.C.

The Washington Monument is the world's tallest stone structure and obelisk.

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Washington Monument Obelisk in Washington D.C.
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Arlington National Cemetery Military cemetery in Virginia, USA

Arlington National Cemetery is a United States military cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia.

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Arlington National Cemetery Military cemetery in Virginia, USA
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Library of Congress National library in United States

The Library of Congress, situated in Washington D.C., is one of the largest libraries in the world.

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Library of Congress National library in United States
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Number One Observatory Circle Official residence in United States

Number One Observatory Circle is the official residence of the Vice President of the United States.

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Number One Observatory Circle
Number One Observatory Circle Official residence in United States
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Lincoln Memorial Monument in United States

The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

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Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial Monument in United States
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Resolute desk Historic desk in the White House

The Resolute Desk is a large, nineteenth-century partners' desk used by several presidents of the United States in the White House Oval Office.

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Resolute desk
Resolute desk Historic desk in the White House
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