Interesting places of Washington
Situated on the north-west coast of the USA on
the Potomac River.
Lies in a special territory called the District of
It was named after the first US president,
Mormon Temple, Kensington MarylandUS CapitolBartholdi Fountain
George Washington Monument at Eakins Oval in front
of Philadelphia Museum
The capital of the USA.
The seat of the federal government of the United
About 600, 000 people, 70% of them black.
About 360, 000 people are employed by
the Federal Government.
Places of interest – the Capitol
Situated on Capitol Hill.
The highest building in Washington D.C.
Home to the Senate and the House
The bronze Statue of Freedom
on the top of the building.
Places of interest – the White House
The official residence of the President of the US.
Offices and official places on the first floor.
Private rooms on the second and third floor.
It has 132 rooms and 20 baths and showers.
Some rooms are open to the public (East Room).
Places of interest – the Mall
Two miles long boulevard.
All of important buildings are situated here.
The majority of buildings are made of white
An area with a lot of museums and parks.
Places of interest – Washington
The symbol of the President Washington and
The world’s tallest stone structure.
About 170m high and 4,5m wide at base.
It serves as a lookout tower.
Nickname is „The Needle“
Places of interest – Pentagon
The headquarters of the Ministry of Defense.
Largest office building in the world, situated in
About 23, 000 employees work here.
Called the Pentagon because of its shape.
Places of interest –Arlington National
Soldiers have been buried here since the Civil War.
Over 260, 000 graves.
The graves of famous personalities
of American history.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Places of interest – Lincoln Memorial
Built in the classic
style of a Greek
Inside is 6m high
marble statue of
seated in a chair.
Places of interest – Vietnam Veterans
Black granite wall covered with silver names of
60, 000 soldiers who were killed or missing in the
Other Places of Interest
Library of Congress
The National Air and Space Museum
The National Gallery of Art
Jefferson MemorialOpera HouseNational Air & Space MuseumConstitution Gardens