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.