District of Columbia

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The State(Province) of District of Columbia

Country: USA

Cities in District of Columbia: Washington DC


Emergencies in this area: 2011 Hurricane Irene, 2012 Hurricane Sandy, 2018 Hurricane Florence, 2019 Hurricane Dorian, Hurricane Earl

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District of Columbia, commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States, founded on July 16, 1790. The City of Washington was originally a separate municipality within the Territory of Columbia until an act of Congress in 1871 effectively merged the City and the Territory into a single entity called the District of Columbia. It is for this reason that the city, while legally named the District of Columbia, is known as Washington, D.C. (Source: Wikipedia)

Official web site: http://www.dc.gov/