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District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.) is the capital city of the USA. The White House, the Capitol, the Supreme Court, and many other government buildings are located in Washington, D.C.
President George Washington chose the site as the future capital of the USA in 1791 (the French architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant designed the city). Washington, D.C. became the nation's capital on June 11,1800 (previously, the country had been governed from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). The first President to live in Washington D.C. was John Adams; his family moved there in 1800.
Postal Abbreviation - DC
Area - 68.25 square miles (176.75 square km) [Washington, D.C. is smaller in area than any state in the USA]
Population - 572,059 (as of 2000) [Washington, D.C. has more people than Wyoming, the least populous state but fewer people than Vermont, the 49th most populous state]
Major Industry - government
Major Rivers - Potomac River, Anacostia River
Highest Point - Tenleytown - 410 feet (125 m) above sea level
Bordering States - Virginia, Maryland
Origin of the Name Washington, District of Columbia - The name Washington was to honor the first president of the USA, George Washington. The name Columbia is in reference to Christopher Columbus.
Nickname - D.C.
Official Motto - "Justia Omnibus" - Justice for All
Official Song - The Star-Spangled Banner, words by Francis Scott Key