Washington, DC State Almanac: Facts and Figures

Quick Facts, Figures, and Overview of the District

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Washington, DC, city and district, capital of the United States of America, at the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers. he District is bordered by Montgomery County, Maryland, to the northwest; Prince George's County, Maryland, to the east; and Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia, to the south and west.  DC, named District of Columbia, because it was built on land of the Territory of Columbia

The city of Washington is coextensive with the District of Columbia (DC) the federal district of the US. Established in 1800 as the seat of national government, a role that continues to dominate its existence, Washington is today the core of one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country and a center of both national and international politics and diplomacy.

District of Columbia Almanac: Facts and Figures

Capital Official Name District of Columbia (Washington)
38.90000N, 77.05000W
Middle Atlantic
Motto "Justitia Omnibus"  
Municipal Corporation February 21, 1871
Population 632,323 (2012)
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Bordering States North, East, and South East: Maryland
South West: Virginia
Number of Counties NA
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Major Industry government
Major Rivers Potomac River, Anacostia River
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Zip Codes NANPA
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DC Climate and Weather

Washington, DC experiences the four seasons of the northern hemisphere; Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. The weather is generally mild. Spring, early summer and fall are the most comfortable seasons, with high temperatures in the low 80s, and lows in the 60s. Late summer tends to be hot and humid. Winters can be moderate, but cold conditions with significant snow is not uncommon.
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DC Points of Interest

All Washington, D.C. memorials, National Gallery of Art, Pentagon, Smithsonian Museum, US Capital Building, White House and more.

DC Highest, Lowest, and Mean Elevations (Feet)

Mean Elevation: 150 feet

Highest Point: Tenleytown, at Reno Reservoir: 410 feet

Lowest Point: Potomac River: 1 foot

DC Land Area (Square Miles)

Geographic Center Near 4th and L Streets, NW
Total Area 68.34 sq. mi.
Land Area 61.4 sq. mi.
Water Area 6.94 sq. mi.
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