Located along the Potomac River, our Nation’s capital, Washington, DC was originally formed from land donated by the states of Maryland and Virginia.
The Washington Metropolitan area is the seventh largest metropolitan area in the United States.
Though Washington is synonymous with US politics and recognized for its iconic marble monuments and grand museums, the city is made up of diverse neighborhoods and communities that offer something for everyone.
Interested in learning more about our Nation’s capital? Visit www.dc.gov.