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District of Columbia

noun
a federal area in the E United States, on the Potomac, coextensive with the federal capital, Washington. 69 sq. mi. (179 sq. km). Abbreviation: DC (for use with zip code), D.C.
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District of Columbia
 
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D.C., Abbreviation: DC a federal district of the eastern US, coextensive with the federal capital, Washington. Pop: 564 326 (2003 est). Area: 178 sq km (69 sq miles)

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District of Columbia definition


The district occupied entirely by Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States; bordered by Maryland to the north and Virginia to the south.

Note: The District of Columbia was established by acts of Congress in 1790 and 1791 on a site selected by George Washington.
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