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Did You Know These About Washington DC

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From Iconic monuments to free museums to vibrant theater scene, to exquisite restaurants - There are much to discover in Chocolate City, Washington DC. DC is also termed as a workaholic capital due to the presence of many interns looking out for job opportunities. Did You Know? - Washington, DC is not a state or a city, nor it is a portion of any other state. DC is a unique "federal district."

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Interesting Facts about Washington DC

  • According to 2014 census, the estimated population of Washington DC is 658,893

  • DC was founded in 1791

  • Residents of the District are called Washingtonians

  • DC's flower is American Beauty Rose

  • DC's bird is Wood Thrush

  • DC's tree is Scarlet Oak

  • DC's song is Washington

  • Motto of the District is “Justitia Omnibus,” translated as “Justice for All”

  • Washington DC is named after the first American president, George Washington

  • The form of government in the District is D.C. Council.

  • Washington DC is desinged by Pierre Charles L’Enfant

  • The major rivers of DC are  Potomac and Anacostia

  • Maryland and Virginia are DC's bordering states.

  • The District is sectioned into 8 Wards. These geographical regions can elect members of the DC City Council.

  • The White House in DC serves as the official residence and principal office for the President of the United States.

  • Grotesque of Darth Vader is visible on the Washington National Cathedral

  • Humid subtropical climate is prevalent in DC

  • The ethnic population of DC consists of  White, Black or African American,  Asian, non-Hispanic White and Native American Indian, Hawaiian, Alaskan or Pacific Islander.

  • The district's largest industry is the federal government, followed by tourism.

  • DC does not have a voting representative in Congress

  • DC’s football team, are - the Washington Redskins, the Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, DC United and Washington Mystics.

  • Than any state in the US, more wine is consumed per person in the District

  • An Arlington Lady is present every time a soldier is buried.

  • The Library of Congress is the country's biggest library, consisting 535 miles of bookshelves.
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