Washington, DC – Attractions

Washington, DC – Attractions

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3 Popular Attractions In Washington D.C.

  • National Air and Space Museum
    • Capitol Hill
    • Supreme Court

    Washington D.C. Facts

    • President Jimmy Carter loved to watch movies in the White House.
    • The original phone number for the White House in 1878 was simply the number 1. A phone wasn’t installed on the President’s desk in the Oval Office until 1929.
    • The White House movie theater was originally a coat room.
    • The Jefferson Memorial is a presidential memorial, dedicated to Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826). The neoclassical Memorial building was designed by John Russell Pope and drew its inspiration from the Pantheon in Rome as well as the Rotunda at the University of Virginia, which Jefferson himself designed.
    Washington, D.C.
    District of Columbia
    Aerial view of the Lincoln Memorial, reflecting pool, and Washington Monument
    U.S. Capitol Building dome
    The Gothic Washington National Cathedral
    Train arriving at the McPherson Square metro station with a domed concrete ceiling
    Colorful rowhouses in Adams Morgan
    Planes suspended from the ceiling of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum lobby
    Manicured South Lawn of the White House
    Nickname(s):

    D.C., The District
    Motto(s):

    Justitia Omnibus
    (English: Justice for All)
    Anthem: “Washington”
    “Our Nation's Capital” (march)[1]

    Interactive map of Washington D.C.
    Coordinates:

    38°54′17″N 77°00′59″W / 38.90472°N 77.01639°W / 38.90472; -77.01639 (District of Columbia)Coordinates: 38°54′17″N 77°00′59″W / 38.90472°N 77.01639°W / 38.90472; -77.01639 (District of Columbia)

    Country United States
    Residence Act 1790
    Organized 1801
    Consolidated 1871
    Home Rule Act 1973
    Named for George Washington, Christopher Columbus
    Government

    Mayor Muriel Bowser(D)
    D.C. Council
    List
    U.S. House Eleanor Holmes Norton(D),
    Delegate (At-large)
    Area

    Federal capital city and federal district 68.34sqmi (177.0km2)
    •Land 61.05sqmi (158.1km2)
    •Water 7.29sqmi (18.9km2)
    Highestelevation

    409ft (125m)
    Lowestelevation

    0ft (0m)
    Population

    Federal capital city and federal district 689,545
    •Rank 20th in the United States
    •Density 11,294.76/sqmi (4,361.45/km2)
    Metro

    6,385,162 (6th)
    Demonym(s) Washingtonian[4][5]
    Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
    •Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
    ZIP Codes
    20001–20098, 20201–20599, 56901–56999
    Area code(s) 202, 771 (overlay)[6][7]
    International airports
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    Website Official website

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