Facts About DC (District of Columbia)

Facts About DC (District of Columbia)

Washington D. C. was chosen as the capital of the United States of America in 1791.

  • State Motto: "Justia Omnibus" - Justice for All

  • Size: 68.25 square miles (176.75 square km)

  • Song: The Star-Spangled Banner, words by Francis Scott Key

  • State Nick Name: D.C.

  • State Major Rivers: Potomac River, Anacostia River

  • State Highest Point: Tenleytown - 410 feet (125 m) above sea level

  • Official Bird: Wood thrush

  • Official Flower: American beauty rose

  • Official Tree: Scarlet Oak

  • Bordering States: Virginia, Maryland

  • State Name Origin: The name Washington was to honor the first president of the USA, George Washington.

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