What country is Washington in?
Washington is usually the capital of the USA. It is located on the east coast of North America, about 35 kilometers from the Atlantic Ocean on the Potomac River. Because there is also a state of Washington in the far west of the USA, Washington D.C. is also called the capital for a better distinction. The abbreviation stands for “District of Columbia”, which is the area around the city.
Washington was founded in 1790 and named after George Washington. This was the first president of the United States. The founders of the USA wanted the federal government to be independent of the individual states. That is why the capital should not belong to any federal state, but should be located in its own territory. To do this, they took a piece of land from the states of Maryland and Virginia and turned it into the “District of Columbia”.
Today, about 670,000 people live in the city. Many of them work for the government or other authorities. Washington is the seat of the President of the USA as well as most of the ministries, the Parliament and the Supreme Court. There are also five universities and many museums and memorials.
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