When Washington DC speaks, the world listens. Welcome to Washington DC, the capital city of the United States of America. Washington DC is where “all the REAL action happens”. If you love museums, monuments and memorials, then you will love Washington.
14 Facts About Washington DC
1. Washington DC is the capital city of the United States.
2. As the capital city of the United States, Washington is a very international city. It is home to more than 165 embassies, international cultural centers and more.
3. It is the seat of the US federal government and many other international organizations such as the IMF.
4. Washington D.C. is named after George Washington, the first president of the United States. DC stands for District of Columbia.
5. The D.C. Metro is the second busiest subway system in the United States only behind New York City.
6. At a hight of 555 feet, the Washington Monument is the tallest obelisk in the world.
7. Even though streets are lettered, there is no J street.
8. Jimmy Carter spent a lot of time in the white house. He watched over 400 movies, the most of any president.
9. Speaking of the Washington Monument, it has 2 colors (happened by mistake).
10. Washington DC is home to the largest building in the world, the Pentagon.
11. Seattle is known for its rainy weather, what is not known by most is that Washington DC actually gets a bit more rain on average.
12. So far the 28th president of the US Woodrow Wilson is only one who has been buried in the DC area.
13. DC residents were not allowed to vote in the presidential elections until the 23rd amendment was ratified in 1961.
14. Washington, DC is a territory, not a state.