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The District of Columbia or Washington, D.C. is the federal district, the seat of government and since 1800 the capital of the United States. D.C. stands for District of Columbia, which the city completely fills and with which it is geographically identical today.
The district is not a state and does not belong to any one, it is rather directly subordinate to the Congress of the United States. Despite the fact that the name is identical with the state of Washington, Washington, D.C. is usually only called “Washington” in the German-speaking area.
The district of Columbia was formed from land ceded by Maryland and Virginia in order to deprive the federal government and Congress of the access of the then still very powerful individual states and to form an urbanistically planned, modern and representative capital of the New Republic.
The original district had an area of 100 square miles (258.9 km2), which is the upper limit prescribed by the United States Constitution. It was a square with 10 miles (16.1 km) of edge length, the corners of which point exactly in the four cardinal directions.
The area on the Western Bank of the Potomac, which had originally been ceded by the state of Virginia, was returned to it in 1846, as the city had grown less rapidly than expected (today Arlington County and partly Alexandria). This reduced the area to 177 km2. Since then, the district has consisted only of areas that originally came from Maryland.
Address: 2 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20024
Construction started: 1848
Architects: Robert Mills, Thomas Lincoln Casey Sr.
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