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Capital City:

Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States of America

Population:

554,000 (1997)

Motto:

Justitia Omnibus (Justice for all)

Origin of State Name:

Named after George Washington and Christopher Columbus.

Border States:

Between Virginia and Maryland on the Potomac River

Land Area:

68 sq. mi.

Highest Point:

Tenleytown

District's Bird:

Wood Thrush

District's Flower:

American Beauty Rose

District's Tree:

Scarlet Oak

District's Song:

The Star-Spangled Banner

More Information:

Washington D.C. is a federal district under the authority of Congress. Local government is run by a mayor and 13 member city council. Washington DC is represented in Congress by an elected, nonvoting Delegate to the House of Representatives and residents have been able to vote in Presidential elections since 1961.


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