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Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States of America with a population of about 600,000 people. The city is situated in the District of Columbia on the north bank of the Potomac River. The district got its name after the discoverer of America Christopher Columbus. Washington, D.C. borders on two states: Virginia and Maryland. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful and unusual cities in the US, which was founded in 1790 for the purpose of being the capital of the country.
The city has little industry but there are lots of parks, squares, impressive building and open areas there. Among the most interesting attractions for tourists are the White House, which is the official residence of the President and the Capitol, the seat of American Congress. It is situated on the Capitol Hill, which is the highest point in the city. There is a law in Washington – not to build any buildings higher than the Capitol.
The White House, built in 1799, consists of more than a hundred rooms. The most known and largest of them is the East Room. It is the place where state receptions and balls are held. There are also some other famous rooms: the Green Room, the Blue Room and the Red Room. They are used for afternoon teas and receptions before state dinners. On the second floor there is the Lincoln Room, which is now turned into an honour guest’s room. It is a very important room because the Emancipation Proclamation, that freed slaves in 1863, was signed there.
Among other places to visit in Washington, D.C. we can point out the Library of Congress with 5 million books in it, the National Gallery of Art and memorials built in honour of the three Presidents of the country: the Washington Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial and the Jefferson Memorial.
This city is really worth visiting.