Washington, DC

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Washington, DC

Washington, DC, on the east side of Potomac River 96 miles above the mouth, is the Capital of the United States. The city, with its impressive memorials and public buildings, is one of the most beautiful in the world and is host to a constant stream of visitors. Prominent from the river are the Capitol Dome, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials.