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  1. 1. Washington, D.C.
  2. 2. Washington D.C. – the capital of the USA. The city was founded in 1791 by the first president of the USA and was named after him.
  3. 3. George Washington, the first President of the USA, after whom the city was named.
  4. 4. The city stands on the Potomac River.
  5. 5. The city is situated in the District of Colambia.This District doesn’t belong to any of the states.
  6. 6. The District was named in honour of thediscovered of America Christofor Colambus.
  7. 7. Washington D.C. is unusual city. It has somepeculiarities. Such us:
  8. 8. 1. The city was designed and build as a capital.
  9. 9. 2. It was designed infrench style by french architector Pierre Charles L’Enfant.
  10. 10. 3. There are no sky-scrapers due to the lawagainst building houses higher than the Capitol.
  11. 11. 4. It is the city of only one industry – law-making.
  12. 12. 5. It is the city of greenary.
  13. 13. The Capitol - place, where the US Congressmeets to discuss the nations affairs. It stands on Capitol Hill, the highest point in the city.
  14. 14. The Library of Congress is not far from the Capitol. It is one of the largest libraries in the world.
  15. 15. It takes about 500 kilometres of shelves to hold all the books!
  16. 16. Pennsylvania Avenue joins the Capitol and the WhiteHouse which is the Presidents residence. The White Househas been the home of every president with the exception of George Washington.
  17. 17. The North side of the White house.
  18. 18. The Washington Monument is situated in PotomacPark. It is the tallest stone structure in the USA.
  19. 19. It is about 160 metres tall and is called the “Pencil” because of its shape.
  20. 20. The Lincoln Memorial is built in the style of a classic Greek Temple.
  21. 21. Inside theMemorial there is a large white marble statue ofthe 16th President of the USA
  22. 22. This is Jefferson Memorial built in honour of ThomasJefferson, the third president of the USA and the author of the Declaration of Independence.
  23. 23. Inside you can see a statue of Thomas Jefferson. There areextracts from his most famous works on the walls.
  24. 24. Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul
  25. 25. Arlington National Cemetery - the military cemetery.In the cemetery are buried members of wars, presidents , heads of the Supreme Court and astronauts . Now the cemetery has 300,000 graves .
  26. 26. Welcome to Washington, D.C. full of history,
  27. 27. wonders,
  28. 28. beauty,
  29. 29. and life!