Snowflake SVG animation.svg
Vikidia would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2020
Vikidia currently has 3,001 articles. Improve it!
Xmas tree.svg

Join Vikidia: create your account now and improve it!

Washington, D.C.

From Vikidia, the encyclopedia for 8 to 13-year-old children that everybody can make better
(Redirected from Washington DC)
Jump to: navigation, search
Location of Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States. The population was estimated at 632,323 in 2012.[1]

Washington is the name of the city itself. The District of Columbia, or D.C., is a special area that is not a state. The district is located to the north of the Potomac River, between the states of Maryland and Virginia.

On July 9, 1790 the Congress decided that there must be a national capital besides the city of Philadelphia, which had been acting as capital. President George Washington chose the exact place for this new city.

The United States Capitol, the Washington Monument and the White House are very important places in Washington, D.C., all corners of the Federal Triangle, a right triangle at the center of the design of the city. The longer leg of this triangle, connecting the Washington Monument to the Capitol, is the National Mall, where the Smithsonian Institute is located.

References[edit | edit source]

Blank map of the world (Robinson projection) (10E).svg Geography Portal — Everything about geography, continents, regions, geology, water and climate...