About Washington, DC


Washington, D.C. is the seat of government in the United States and the place where American history is made. This busy city, which is technically a Federal district, has been the capital of the United States since 1791. Over 600,000 people live in D.C., but the population balloons to over a million during the workweek, when people come from nearby suburbs to do the business that keeps the country running.



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