Also known as Washington, D.C, it is the capital city of the United States. Named after the first president of the nation, George Washington, this federal district borders Maryland and Virginia and other territories, being located at the Potomac River at the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S.
Washington’s metropolitan area is the sixth largest in the country, which includes parts of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, as of the 2029 national Census. Centered on the Capitol Building, it is the 20th most populous city in the U.S.
As one of the most influent political capital cities of the planet, it is home to many international organizations and the federal government. Besides, D.C is one of the most visited places in the world. Here are some of the main organizations that are placed there:
- World Bank Group
- Human Rights Campaign
- American Red Cross
- National Geographic Society
- International Finance Corporation
- Nearly 200 foreign embassies
- Pan American Health Organization
Half of D. C’s lands is owned by the U. S’s government. Residents of this planned city enjoy an oceanic climate, that counts with a relatively soft winter and hot and humid summers. D.C can be described as multiple, as many different roots sees it as a common place. It is an historical, political, economic, global, artistical, financial and cosmopolitan city with huge importance nationally and globally.
The Washington’s economy is diverse, and the employment there is marked by the professional and business (law, industry, real estate) services. Tourism, Public Policy, Scientific Research, Education, Finance and Government are some of the protagonists of the economic scenario of this district currently.