Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and also known as D.C. or Washington, is the capital city of the United States of America. Founded after the American Revolution as the seat of government of the newly independent country, Washington was named after George Washington, the first president of the United States and a Founding Father.
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The history of Washington, D.C. is tied to its role as the capital of the United States. Originally inhabited by an Algonquian -speaking people known as the Nacotchtank , the site of the District of Columbia along the Potomac River was first selected by President George Washington .
Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States. It is a federal district. The President of the USA and many major national government offices are in the territory. This makes it the political centre of the United States of America. Washington was named after the first U.S. President George Washington. "D.C." stands for "District of Columbia". At first, it was made up of a piece from Virginia south of the Potomac River and a piece from Maryland north of the Potomac River. In 1847, Virginia'
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Residents of Washington (known as "Washingtonians") and the Pacific Northwest simply refer to the state as "Washington",  and the nation's capital "Washington, D.C.", "the other Washington", or simply "D.C."
The United States Marine Band, and United States Navy Band are both based in Washington, D.C. The Marine Band is the oldest musical group in the United States (formed in 1798, before the District's founding).
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Center Market seen from B Street NW (Constitution Avenue) in 1914 Center Market was a market hall in Washington, D.C. designed by architect Adolph Cluss which operated in Washington, DC from 1872 to 1931. The building was demolished in 1931 to be replaced by the National Archives Building.
Washington metropolitan area, the metropolitan area centered on Washington, D.C. George Washington (1732–1799), the first president of the United States Washington may also refer to:
Washington, D.C. (pronounced /ˈwɒʃɪŋtən ˌdiːˈsiː/ (deprecatit template)), formally the District of Columbie an commonly referred tae as Washington, the District, or simply D.C., is the caipital o the Unitit States, foondit on Julie 16, 1790.
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Washington – különösen a National Mall park – gyakran a színhelye nagy politikai tüntetéseknek. A városban számos nemzeti történelmi emlék, emlékmű és múzeum található, ezért népszerű turistacélpont. Köznapi neve angolul D.C. (kiejtve díszí), vagy egyszerűen Washington.