January 21, 2009 12:49am CST
Why is the city Washington D.C. called so? Why the D.C. in the name? Does it stand for some initial? I heard that there are two Washingtons in the US. Is is correct?
2 responses
• China
21 Jan 09
Washington D.C.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,s known as Washington, D.C.The city is located on the north bank of the Potomac River and is bordered by the states of Virginia to the southwest and Maryland to the other sides. Washington state, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.The state is named after George Washington, , the first President of the United States.Residents are called "Washingtonians" Washington is often called Washington state or the State of Washington to distinguish it from the District of Columbia However, Washingtonians generally refer to the state as "Washington" and Washington, D.C. as "D.C." Hope you it is helpful for you.
@goldeneagle (6773)
• United States
21 Jan 09
There is a state named Washington, and then there is Washington, D.C. The D.C. stands for "District of Columbia", but I have no clue why it is called that. I am sure there is some historical significance to it though..