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Quick Facts: Washington, D.C.
D.C.'s Web Site and Kids Page

Washington, D.C. is neither a state nor territory, but has a government that resembles both.

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

Washington, D.C.: Map and Flag

See a picture of your Delegate in the Congressional Pictorial Directory!
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Locate your local Federal depository library.

Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for all)
Origin of
District's Name:
Named after George Washington and Christopher Columbus.
Location: Between Virginia and Maryland on the Potomac River
Land Area: 68 sq. mi.
District's Bird: Wood Thrush
District's Flower: American Beauty Rose
District's Song: The Star-Spangled Banner
District's Tree: Scarlet Oak
E-mail Your Delegate: U.S. House: 110th Congress

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