Washington D.C.

Did you know that the U.S. Constitution provides for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of Congress?  Interesting right? Let’s find out more.

What is up with D.C.

Yes, Washington D.C. is not part of any U.S. State, it isn’t a state either. If you know about the Residence Act (click that link). This approved the creation of a district located along the Potomac River. It was founded in 1791, as the capital. Congress and its first session in 1800.

There is a lot of information about the creation of this district. You can find out more by going here.

Some Facts

Washington D.C. is governed by

  • Mayor
  • City Council

But congress is the real governing body.

  • Population
    • 689,545
      • 20th in the United States
  • Time zone
    • UTC-5 (EST)
    • UTC -4 (EDT)

Got some rapid transit lines and commuter rail

  • 177 foreign embassies
    • 297 buildings beyond the more than 1,600 residential properties owned by foreign countries (Embassy Row)

National Mall

When you hear that what do you think? A big Mall with a lot of shops in it? Well, it isn’t that. It is a big mall of museums and monuments located between the White House and the Capital.


It has joined the group of 13 cities that have a team from all four major professional men’s sports.

  • NFL
    • Washington Commanders
      • Washington Redskins
  • NBA
    • Washington Wizards
  • MBL
    • Washington Nationals
  • NHL
    • Washington Capitals

Other sports

  • MLS
    • D.C. United
  • Rugby (MLR)
    • Old Glory
  • XFL
    • DC Defenders
  • Soccer (NWSL)
    • Washington Spirt
  • WNBA
    • Washington Mystics

If you like sports then D.C. is a place to go.

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