Washington (District of Columbia)

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Coordinates 38°54′17″N 77°00′59″W
Country United States
Residence Act 1790
Organized 1801
Consolidated 1871
Home Rule Act 1973
Named for George Washington, Christopher Columbus
Highest elevation 409 ft (125 m)
Lowest elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Demonym(s) Washingtonian
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
ZIP Codes 20001–20098, 20201–20599, 56901–56999
Area code(s) 202, 771 (overlay)
International airports Washington DullesReagan NationalBaltimore/Washington
Commuter rail
Rapid transit
Website Official website
Bird Wood Thrush
Fish American shad
Flower American Beauty rose
Mammal Little brown bat
Tree Scarlet Oak
Beverage Rickey
Dinosaur Capitalsaurus
Food Cherry
Rock Potomac bluestone
Slogan Federal City
Government (Mayor) Muriel Bowser (D)
Government (D.C. Council) List Phil Mendelson (D), ChairmanAnita Bonds (D), At‑largeChristina Henderson (I), At‑largeRobert White (D), At‑largeElissa Silverman (I), At‑largeBrianne Nadeau (D), Ward 1Brooke Pinto (D), Ward 2Mary Cheh (D), Ward 3Janeese Lewis George (D), Ward 4Kenyan McDuffie (D), Ward 5Charles Allen (D), Ward 6Vincent C. Gray (D), Ward 7Trayon White (D), Ward 8
Government (U.S. House) Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), Delegate (At-large)
Government (Federal capital city and federal district) 68.34 sq mi (177.0 km2)
Government (Land) 61.05 sq mi (158.1 km2)
Government (Water) 7.29 sq mi (18.9 km2)
Area (Federal capital city and federal district) 68.34 sq mi (177.0 km2)
Area (Land) 61.05 sq mi (158.1 km2)
Area (Water) 7.29 sq mi (18.9 km2)
Population (2020) (Federal capital city and federal district) 689,545
Population (2020) (Rank) 20th in the United States
Population (2020) (Density) 11,294.76/sq mi (4,361.45/km2)
Population (2020) (Metro) 6,385,162 (6th)

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Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia, also known as just Washington or simply D.C., is the capital city and only federal district of the United States. It is located on the east bank of the Potomac River, which forms its southwestern and southern border with the U.S. state of Virginia, and it shares a land border with the U.S. state of Maryland on its remaining sides. The city was named for George Washington, a Founding Father and the first president of the United States, and the federal district is named after Columbia, a female personification of the nation. As the seat of the U.S. federal government and several international organizations, the city is an important world political capital. It is one of the most visited cities in the U.S., seeing over 20 million visitors in 2016.

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