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Where is Washington DC Located?



As shown in the given Washington DC location map that Washington DC is located in the north-eastern part of the United States. It's situated between Virginia and Maryland on the northern edge of the Potomac River.


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Where is Washington DC?


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


Washington DC latitude and longitude: 38.9072° N, 77.0369° W
Country: United States
Federal District: District of Columbia
Location: North-east of the United States
Named after: George Washington
Founded: July 16, 1790
Area of Washington DC: 68.3 sq mi
ZIP codes of Washington DC: 20001-20098, 20201-20599
Washington DC Area code: 202
Washington DC Climate: Humid Subtropical Climate

Top Things to do in Washington DC


The top attractions to visit in Washington DC are:

United States Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, The White House, National Mall, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington Monument, Smithsonian National Zoo, Bureau of Engraving & Printing, Newseum, International Spy Museum, cruise across the Potomac River, Smithsonian Institution Museums, National Gallery of Art, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Library of Congress, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Smithsonian Castle, The Pentagon, United States Botanic Garden, National Museum of African American , United States National Arboretum, Hirshhorn Museum, Rock Creek Park, Supreme Court of the United States, West Potomac Park, Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, National Geographic Museum



FAQs about Washington DC


Q. What state is Washington DC in?

Ans. Washington DC also known as D.C is not one of the 50 states of the United States. It's capital district of the U.S.

Q. Where is Washington DC Located?

Ans. Washington DC is located on the Potomac River bordering Maryland and Virginia, in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. East Coast.