Washington City
Washington, DC, formally the District of Columbia, is located on the Potomac River—“potomac” is Algonquin for trading place.1 In 1790, US Congress drew a 260 square km boundary to mark the capital of the federal government, called the District of Columbia, even today, DC is a territory, not a state.2
  • 1. Washington, Encyclopædia Britannica Online.
  • 2. Ibid.
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