map of District of Columbia UNITED STATES


  • some general data of the district

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Washington // state code ISO: DC ; FIPS: US11
    surface: 159 = 61 sq.mi // rank in USA: 50 // location: NE
    climate: hot humid summers, mild winters
    entered USA as state on: 1874?--
    administrative division: not known; DC is coexistensive with the city of Washington
    total population according to the census of 2000: 572,059
    population density 2000: 3598 per = 9378 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: -5,7%
    main ethnic groups: white 31%; black 60%; Asian 3%; Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander 4%; other 2%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: none, because this is a totally urbanized state
    livestock (million): none
    timber/lumber: none
    chief industries: government, service, tourism
    chief industrial products: none
    chief mining products: none
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: 410 ft (not specified by name on maps available at compiler of this site)
    other mountains: none
    lowest point in the state: sea level
    lakes: none
    artificial lakes: McMillan Res.
    rivers: Potomac, Anacostia, Rock Creek
    others: islands: East Potomac Park, Columbia Island, Theodore Roosevelt Island // deserts: none
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): none
    motto: Justitia omnibus (Justice for all)
    song: none?
    flower: American beauty rose // bird: Wood trush // tree: Scarlet oak
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.02.20 by Jan Lahmeyer
    1999/2003 "populstat" site: Jan Lahmeyer