Facts and Figures
Status Washington, D.C. is not a state, but rather the
national capital of the United States of America. The District
of Columbia (DC), outlined in green with a dashed line, is the
seat of the U.S. federal government. Together they coexist.
Location It sits on the west-central edge of the State
of Maryland on the Potomac River. The State of Virginia is on
the opposite side.
Motto "Justitia Omnibus" (Justice to all)
Bird Wood Thrush
Flower American Beauty Rose
Song "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Area 68 sq miles