October 18, 2021
Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States. It was named after George Washington, the supreme commander of the American army in the American Revolution and the first president of the United States. Washington is the seat of all three branches of the US federal government (executive, legislative and judicial), as well as the headquarters of most federal services. Washington is also the seat of the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Organization of American States, as well as many other international and national institutions. Washington also has numerous American monuments, museums and sports clubs, so it is one of the main tourist destinations in the United States. In addition, the city's main promenade is often used for mass political demonstrations. In the US, the city is officially called Washington, D.C .. The abbreviation D.C. means District of Columbia, because the city is located in a special federal district governed by the city government, so in practice the city and the district coincide. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 599,657. If we take into account the "metropolitan area" of Washington, which, in addition to the district, includes parts of Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, then it has more than 4.7 million inhabitants.