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As shown in the given Washington DC location map that Washington DC is located in the north-eastern part of the United States.



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Where is Washington DC
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Washington DC is the capital city of the United States located on the north bank of the Potomac River and shares border with the states of Virginia in the southwest and with Maryland in the other sides. The DC refers District of Columbia. Under the special condition, the US Constitution has created the special district to serve as the permanent national capital.

Interestingly, under the special act of Congress in 1871, the City of Washington, along with Georgetown and surrounding areas within the federal district, has been placed under a single, unified government. This is why the city technically named as the District of Columbia or simply known as Washington, D.C. The city shares its name with the U.S. state of Washington, which is located on the country's Pacific coast.

Moreover, Washington D.C. hosts 174 foreign embassies along with the headquarters of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Inter-American Development Bank, the Organization of American States (OAS), and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Interesting Facts about Washington DC


Country: United States
Federal District: District of Columbia
Location: North-east of the United States
Named after: George Washington
Founded: July 16, 1790
Area: 68.3 sq mi
ZIP codes: 20001-20098, 20201-20599
Area code: 202
Climate: Humid Subtropical Climate