Washington D. C

Washington D.C.Washington D. C. is the capital of the United States that includes the so-called District of Columbia (DC). The city and the district are located along Potomac River. Washington is surrounded by Maryland (southeast, northeast and northwest) and Virginia (to the west.). Potomac River as it passes Washington is virtually entirely within the District of Columbia border because of colonial riparian rights between Maryland and Virginia.


The city born as a planned city and was developed in the late eighteenth century serving as the permanent national capital after various localities shall display that position since the country's independence in 1776, meanwhile, the federal district was formed to make the difference between the national capital and the states. The city was named after George Washington, first president of the United States. 

The highest point in the District of Columbia is located in Tenleytown, at 125 meters. The lowest point is sea level, which occurs along the banks of Anacostia shore and all along Potomac river, except the top (the area of Little Falls and Chain Bridge).

The geographic center of the District of Columbia is located near 4th Street, L Street and New York Avenue (not under the Capitol Dome, as they say).

The landforms in Washington D. C. include Theodore Roosevelt Island, Columbia Island, the Three Sisters Islands and Hains Point.

Its climate is typical of Mid-Atlantic areas away from water bodies, with four distinct seasons. Summer tends to be warm and humid with daily high temperatures in July and August. Spring and autumn are mild with high temperatures in April and October. The winter has sustained cold temperatures and occasional snowfall.

Washington D. C. has many natural areas and birdwatching locations. District of Columbia parks and natural areas include Anacostia Park, the National Arboretum United States, the huge Rock Creek Park, the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Theodore Roosevelt Island, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, Potomac River and Anacostia River.

Potomac River, flowing through Washington D. C., has been considered one of the most natural urban rivers in the nation. It is considered one of the most significant natural areas around the national park system. Here it was held professional fishing tournaments, and bald eagles, that grow up naturally, have returned to the area.

General information about USA

Total Area: 9,826,675 km2

Population: 313,918,000.

Density: 87.4/sq m.

Capital: Washngton D.C.

Tourism: Over 60 million international tourists visit USA each year.

Political Structure: Federal presidential constitutional republic, (Two-party system)

Time zone: (UTC−5 to −10) Summer (DST) (UTC−4 to −10).

Currency: United States dollar ($) (USD).

Language: English

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