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About Washington D.C.
Satellite view is showing Washington D.C., the national capital of the United States, located in the central eastern part of the US on the Potomac River, bordering the U.S. state of Virginia in west and the U.S. state of Maryland in east. It is coextensive with the District of Columbia (D.C.), a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the US Congress, and not part of any U.S. state.
Washington was founded in 1790, during the presidency of George Washington, the city was planned by engineer Pierre-Charles L’Enfant (1754–1825) and built as the capital of the United States. The states of Maryland and Virginia donated land to form the federal district. The city was named in honor of George Washington, 1st President of the United States.
Today Washington D.C. has a city population of 672,000 inhabitants, more than 6 million people live in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metropolitan area (est. 2015). Spoken language is predominantly English.
Some points of interest in Washington:
The White House, the iconic home of the US president.
The National Mall, a national park with the obelisk of the Washington Monument. The Lincoln Memorial, a national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, performing arts.
Ford's Theatre, a historic theater and the site of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
The International Spy Museum, has the largest collection of international espionage gadgets.
The Smithsonian Institution Castle, the faux 12th century style building houses the Institution's administrative offices and information center.
Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), has one of the largest and most inclusive collection of US American art from the colonial period to exhibits of modern and contemporary art.
Renwick Gallery, a branch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, has its focus on American craft and decorative arts.
The Phillips Collection, Renoir, Courbet, El Encore, van Gogh, Matisse, Monet, Picasso, etc..
Shorthorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, art made during the last 50 years.
National Museum of African Art, explore the exceptional beauty, diversity, and contemporary relevance of Africa’s art.
Just zoom in (+) to see the United States Capitol Complex on Capitol Hill with the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, the U.S. Botanic Garden, and House and Senate Office Buildings.
The Map shows a city map of Washington D.C. with expressways, main roads and streets, zoom out to find the three main airports that serve Washington D.C.: Reagan National Airport (IATA code: DCA) 5.2 mi (8 km) by road in south, Washington Dulles International Airport (IATA code: IAD), located in Dulles, Virginia, about 27 mi (43 km) by road, west of Washington D.C.’s central business district, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport known also as BI-Marshall (IATA code: BWI) 31.3 mi (50 km) by road in southwest.
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Thursday-October-27 2016 00:58Standard time zone Eastern (EST): UTC/GMT -5 hours
Daylight Saving Time (EDT) in use from the second Sunday in March, ends on the first Sunday in November; time zone offset: UTC/GMT -4 hours
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|Google Earth: Searchable map/satellite view of the City of Washington D.C., USA.
City Coordinates: 38°53′42.4″N 77°02′12.0″W
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