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Population: 703,000

Region: District of Columbia

Country: United States

Washington is the capital city of the United States of America, making up the entirety of the District of Columbia. It is located on the Northeastern coast of the country.

A number of tribes from the Piscataway people originally lived in the area of the Washington, but were driven out of the area by European settlers and neighbouring tribes.

Early after the United States was founded, its Congress (governmental legislative body) would gather in the state of Philadelphia, but were attacked by soldiers. Congress then decided that it would need to be housed in a separate district, so that it would not have to rely on any one state for its own defence. Land was donated from Virginia and Maryland to form the city in 1791.

The city was named after George Washington, the most famous of the founders of the United States, and the first president of the Country.

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