Washington, D.C.


The capital of the United States. Located in the District of Columbia.

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Location of the headquarters for the major branches of the government of the United States, including the departments of the executive branch, Congress, and the Supreme Court.

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Known for its historical monuments, museums, and buildings, including the Lincoln Memorial, the Smithsonian Institution, the Vietnam Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the White House.
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