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Washington, D.C.
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The District of Columbia, commonly known as Washington DC or simply DC, is the capital of the United States. It is located on the Potomac River between Maryland and Virginia along the northern bank. The city is home to a number of iconic landmarks and monuments such as the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and Capitol Hill. Along with its many museums and galleries it provides a wealth of culture. Visitors can have great experiences exploring these historic locations in addition to modern attractions such as National Mall and Funland Amusement Park.

For those looking for more history, an interesting fact about DC is that it was founded in 1790 by President George Washington as part of his grand plan for a new federal district for the nation's capital. Located near some major transportation hubs like BWI Airport and Amtrak stations makes getting around easy for visitors who want to explore outside of downtown area..

The District also has two unique touristy sites: The International Spy Museum which honors espionage agents from across globe through interactive exhibits; And Georgetown Waterfront Park where people can relax while enjoying stunning views of Potomac River or go kayaking or paddle boarding in summer months.

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Washington, D.C.