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In Washington you can visit places like Makah Museum, Olympic National Park, Kittitas County Museum or Washington
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Washington D. C., officially called the District of Columbia (District of Columbia in English, abbreviated as "DC") is the capital of the United States of America. This is a different entity from the 50 states that make up the nation, and reports directly to the federal government of the United States. The District of Columbia was founded on July 16, 1790, and was founded in 1791, within the District, a new town called Washington, east of the existing Georgetown. In 1871 he unified the governments of these two cities and other towns of the district into a single entity, DC Located on the banks of the Potomac River and is surrounded by the states of Virginia, Maryland and west to the north, east and south. Washington began as a planned city, and was developed in the late eighteenth century to serve as the permanent national capital, after various localities shall display that position since the country's independence in 1776, meanwhile, the federal district was formed to make the difference between the national capital and the states. The city was named after George Washington, first president of the United States. The name of the district, Columbia is the poetic name of the United States, in reference to Christopher Columbus (Christopher Columbus called in English), discoverer of America. The city is commonly known as Washington, the District (the District) or simply DC In the nineteenth century also known as the Federal City or Washington City. The centers of the three branches of government of the United States are located in the District. Also located in the city are the headquarters of the World Bank, IMF, OAS, IDB, and other national and international institutions, including professional associations and unions. Because of its importance to the political level, Washington is a place of frequent demonstrations and protests, particularly on the National Mall is also a popular destination for tourists because of the many monuments and national interest. The city is a center of history and American culture, and in it are the largest museum complex in the world (Smithsonian Institution), in addition to galleries, universities, cathedrals, schools and institutions of dramatic art and music scene natively. The District of Columbia and Washington are governed by a single municipal government. For all practical purposes are considered the same entity. This has not always been the case: until 1871-when Georgetown ceased to be a separate city, there were multiple jurisdictions within Distrito.2 Although there is a municipal government and a mayor, Congress has ultimate authority over the city and the district, which results in citizens having less self-governance than residents of the states. The District has a representative in Congress, but has no voting rights. The DC population is around 581,530 inhabitants. The Washington Metropolitan Area is the eighth largest in the United States, with over 5 million residents, and the metropolitan area that is next to the nearby Baltimore has a population exceeding 8 million. If Washington D. C. were a state, would last in area (behind Rhode Island), second to last in population (ahead of Wyoming), at the place. # 35 in terms of gross domestic product and first density population. Although the District of Columbia does not have a voting member of Congress residents are still required to pay taxes to the federal government. This is different from U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico, whose citizens generally do not pay taxes on individual income. Residents protesting the lack of voting rights, especially since the lack of representation in the British Parliament was one of the main reasons for the country's independence from the UK. The city adopted a phrase from the War of Independence, "No taxation without representation" to protest the lack of rights voto.3 The slogan also appears on the license plates issued by the city.
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