Washington, D.C.

The city of Washington was founded in 1791 to be the capital of the United States after its independence .. It is known as Washington, DC as it is located in the District of Columbia, an aerial of 177 km2 (The Federal Distrido in Brazil has the aerial of 5801 km2). The city was designed by Pierre Charles L’Enfant with broad boulevards and ceremonial spaces reminiscent of the Paris of his homeland. The city of Washington is located east of the port of Georgetown, a pre-existing village founded in 1791 and is now a suburb of Washington. Its name is a tribute to the first U.S. president, George Washington. The name Columbia honors Christopher Columbus. Washington has a population of 617.996 inhabitants.

Fun Facts:

  • – The White House was originally called the “President’s Palace” or the “President’s House.” A Baltimore reporter once called it the “white house” in a newspaper article and the name caught on. Theodore Roosevelt made this the official name in 1901. John Adams was the first president to occupy the White House.
  •  – Pete Sampras, a tennis player that  won 14 Grand Slam titles, which is more than any other men’s player in the history of tennis was born in Washington, DC
  • – The most popular museum in DC—and on the planet—is the National Air and Space Museum, which has had 219 million visitors in its first 25 years.
  • – DC has 715 libraries—only 118 fewer than New York City
  • Al Gore, a former Vice President of the United States was born in Washington, DC

U.S. Youth Ambassadors team leader from Washington, D.C.:

Cyree Bethea

Cyree Bethea

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