By Jeremy Bobber
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Size and Location
• Washington, D.C. is about 68 square
• Washington, D.C. is located in the south
side of Maryland.
The History of Washington, D.C.
• Around 1600, European explores sailed up the
Potomac river. Washington D.C. is named after
George Washington and Christpher Columbus.
Settlers later founded the Maryland colony. In
1791, the United States set aside land from
both Maryland and Virginia. They later built a
capitol city for the new country. It is now
where government workers from all the states
gather and make laws.
Major Industries and tourist
• The two major industries in Washington, D.C. are
government and tourism.
• Did you know that 66% of Washington, D.C. is
about services, 33% about government, but only
1% is about farming and natural recourses.
• Some famous tourist attractions are the
National mall, National Air and Space, and the
Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Temperature and wildlife
• In the summer the temperature is usually around
79 degrees F., and in the winter it’s usually about
35 degrees F.
• A few animals live in Washington, D.C. because so
many people live there, but the ones that do live
there are grey squirles, cottontail
rabbits, oppossums, and bald eagles.
Importance to the Northeast
• Washington, D.C. is important to the
Northeast because not only does it run the
Northeast but it runs the whole United States
• Did you know that D.C. is an abbreviation for
District of Collumbia.
• A few monuments include the Washington
Monument,Vietnam War Memorial, and the
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• About .com / facts for kids about Washington D.C.
• Wickipedia/ Washington, D.C.