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    Washington, D.C.
    District of Columbia
    Clockwise from top right: United States Capitol, Washington Monument, the White House, Smithsonian Institution Building, Lincoln Memorial and Washington National Cathedral
    Motto(s): 
    Justitia Omnibus
    (English: Justice for All)
    Anthem: "Our Nation's Capital"[1]
    Washington, D.C. is located in the United States
    Washington, D.C.
    Washington, D.C.
    Location within the United States
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    Coordinates: 38°54′17″N 77°00′59″WCoordinates38°54′17″N 77°00′59″W
    CountryUnited States
    Residence Act1790
    Organized1801
    Consolidated1871
    Home Rule Act1973
    Named forGeorge WashingtonChristopher Columbus
    Government
     • MayorMuriel Bowser (D)
     • D.C. Council
    List[show]
     • U.S. HouseEleanor Holmes Norton (D),
    Delegate (At-large)
    Area
     • Federal capital city and federal district68.34 sq mi (177.0 km2)
     • Land61.05 sq mi (158.1 km2)
     • Water7.29 sq mi (18.9 km2)
    Highest elevation
    409 ft (125 m)
    Lowest elevation
    0 ft (0 m)
    Population
     (2019 estimate)[4]
     • Federal capital city and federal district705,749
     • Rank20th, U.S. as of 2018
     • Density11,506/sq mi (4,442/km2)
     • Metro
    6,216,589 (6th, U.S.)
     • CSA
    9,665,892 (4th, U.S.)
     • Demonym
    Washingtonian[2][3]
    Demonym(s)Washingtonian
    Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
     • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
    ZIP Codes
    20001–20098, 20201–20599
    Area code(s)202
    Major airports
    Commuter railMARC train.svg Virginia Railway Express.svg
    Rapid transitWMATA Red.svg WMATA Blue.svg WMATA Orange.svg WMATA Yellow.svg WMATA Green.svg WMATA Silver.svg
    AbbreviationsDC, D.C.
    Websitedc.gov
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