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District of Columbia,

federal district (2010 pop. 601,723, a 5.2% increase in population since the 2000 census), 69 sq mi (179 sq km), on the east bank of the Potomac River, coextensive with the city of Washington, D.C.Washington, D.C.,
capital of the United States, coextensive (since 1878, when Georgetown became a part of Washington) with the District of Columbia (2000 pop. 572,059), on the Potomac River; inc. 1802. The city is the center of a metropolitan area (1990 pop.
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 (the capital of the United States). The District was established by congressional acts of 1790 and 1791 and selected by George Washington. It was originally a 10-mi (16.1-km) square (100 sq mi/259 sq km), with Maryland and Virginia granting land on each side of the river, including Georgetown, Md., and AlexandriaAlexandria.

1 City (1990 pop. 49,188), seat of Rapides parish, central La., on the Red River; inc. 1818. It is a trade, rail, and medical center for a rich agricultural and timber area.
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, Va. The "Federal City" was laid out at its center. Alexandria was returned to Virginia in 1847. The city continued to grow on the east bank of the river and in 1878, when Georgetown became a part of Washington (although it continued to operate as a separate city until 1895), the city of Washington and the District of Columbia became one and the same. Although "Washington" is the name known throughout the world, the city is more commonly called "the District" by its own residents.

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see Washington, D.C.Washington, D.C.,
capital of the United States, coextensive (since 1878, when Georgetown became a part of Washington) with the District of Columbia (2000 pop. 572,059), on the Potomac River; inc. 1802. The city is the center of a metropolitan area (1990 pop.
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District of Columbia Parks

District of Columbia

 

a federal district in the USA, set aside in 1791 from the territory of the state of Maryland for the future capital of the USA—the city of Washington. Area, 200 sq km; population, 757,000 (1970). The district is located on the left bank of the Potomac River, between the states of Virginia and Maryland. Since 1878 the district’s borders have also been the municipal borders of the city of Washington.

District of Columbia

Established as a municipal corporation on February 21, 1871

Motto: Justitia omnibus (Latin, “Justice to all”)
Flower: American Beauty rose
Tree: Scarlet oak
Bird: Wood thrush

DISTRICT OFFICE:

Government web site:
www.dc.gov

Executive Office of the Mayor
1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Suite 316
Washington, DC 20004
www.dc.gov/index.asp

Legal Holidays:

DC Emancipation DayApr 16
Inauguration DayJan 20

District of Columbia

a federal district of the eastern US, coextensive with the federal capital, Washington. Pop.: 564 326 (2003 est.). Area: 178 sq. km (69 sq. miles)
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