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Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States.

Settled as a port town for tobacco trade in 1751, Washington flourished into a city after the Revolutionary War and became America's capital in 1800. The city is named after the nation's first president and military general, George Washington. The District of Columbia, which is a government protectorate, is named after Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. During the Civil War, Washington DC served as a military base for the Union army.

The District has a resident population of 637,651 however because of commuters from the surrounding suburbs, its population rises to over one million during the workweek. The city is the center of a metropolitan area that is the eighth most populous in the country.

DC attractions are a playground of national treasures – from the Smithsonian museums to legendary landmarks like the Capitol and the White House.

Washington, DC’s theatre and nightlife scene is surprising and sophisticated - from world-premiere plays at the Kennedy Center and Shakespeare Theatre Company to the edgy productions at Woolly Mammoth and Studio Theatre.

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Arlington National Cemetery
Bureau Of Engraving And Printing
Corcoran Gallery Of Art
DAR Constitution Hall
Federal Bureau Of Investigation
Ford's Theatre
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
International Monetary Fund
International Spy Museum
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Kreeger Museum
Library of Congress
Lincoln Memorial
Marian Koshland Science Museum
MCI Center For Sports
National Air And Space Museum
National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
National Aquarium
National Archives
National Building Museum
National Capital Trolley Museum
National Gallery Of Art
National Mall
National Museum Of Health & Medicine
National Museum Of Natural History
National Parks Service
National Portrait Gallery
National Postal Museum
National World War II Memorial
Naval Heritage Center
Naval Museum
Navy Art Gallery
Old Stone House
Phillips Collection - the country's first museum of modern art
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Sewell-Belmont House and Museum
Smithsonian Institution
The Octagon
The Textile Museum
The United States Mint
The Washington Opera
The White House
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Very Special Arts Gallery
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Women's Memorial
Washington Monument
Washington Nationals National League Baseball Club
Woodrow Wilson House Museum

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