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District of Columbia

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. Unabridged
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District of Columbia

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) Abbreviation D.C., (with zip code) DC
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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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