Facts about Washington D.C.

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Washington D.C. Facts

Population:  2010 city population - 601,273. 2010 metropolitan area population - 5.58 million.

Area:  City - 179 sq km (69 sq mi).  Metropolitan area - 10,249 sq km (3,957 sq mi).

Altitude:  7.6 m (25 ft) above sea level.

Founded:  Site chosen, 1791.  Became capital, 1800.

Motto:  Justitia Omnibus (Justice to all)

Bird:  Wood Thrush

Major Industries:  Federal Government, Tourism

Origin of Name:  The District is named after Christopher Columbus

Song:  The Star-Spangled Banner