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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,

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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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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Aroused from studying the indictment by this appeal, the attorney got up, and after a short dialogue with the hunter in a low voice, he informed the court that they were ready to proceed.
There was a good deal passed betwixt us—but I’ve the warrant in my pocket; maybe the court would wish to see it?
Here one of the guinea-pigs cheered, and was immediately suppressed by the officers of the court.
I've so often read in the newspapers, at the end of trials, "There was some attempts at applause, which was immediately suppressed by the officers of the court," and I never understood what it meant till now.
Mademoiselle Stangerson's murderer, flying through the court, was fired on; it was thought he was struck, perhaps killed.
After the people had left the court carrying with them the body of the keeper, the murderer quietly made his escape.
And all the Court scolded, and said that the Nightingale was very ungrateful.
The Emperor, the Court, and all the Chinese knew every note of the artificial bird's song by heart.
The court was all bestrewn with herbs and sprinkled with vinegar, as a precaution against gaol air and gaol fever.
It happened, that the action turned his face to that side of the court which was on his left.
Immediately the wits of the court plunged into satire.
He poisons the mind of the Court against the English minister, represents the conduct of Great Britain in the most odious and atrocious light, and is unhappily backed by a minister whose ignorance and necessities are as notorious as his influence is fatal.