Washington D.C. – the capital of the United States

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Named in honor of first American president, and since 1800 Washington became the capital of the United States of America. His second name – “District of Columbia” Washington got in memory of the discoverer of American continent  the Christopher Columbus. In English it sounds like the District of Columbia, or D.C. Americans mention the city name exactly “D.C.” or “Washington, D.C.”

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