State of Columbia
Flag of Washington, D.C. Seal-C
Flag of Columbia Seal of Columbia
Nickname(s): Washington, The Capital
Motto(s): Justitia Omnibus
Before Statehood Known as
The District of Columbia
Capital Washington City
Largest City Washington City
Largest Metro Area Washington City Metro
Area  Ranked
 - Total 1,418.3 sq mi
(3,674 km²)
 - Width  miles ( km)
 - Length  miles ( km)
 - % water 4.87
 - Latitude
 - Longitude
Population  20th in the U.S.
 - Total (2000) 2,492,291
 - Density 3,356/sq mi 
1,142/km² (1st)
 - Highest point Capital Hill
409 ft  (125 m)
 - Mean 146 ft  (44.5 m)
 - Lowest point Atlantic Ocean
0 ft  (0 m)
Union Admission  July 4th, 1875 (24th)
Governor Adrian Fenty (LR)
U.S. Senators Arnold Palmer (LR)

John Ensign (LR)

U.S. Representatives 2 Liberal Republicans, 1 Conservative
Time zones  
 - EST (UTC-5)
 - EDT (UTC-4)
Abbreviations DC US-DC

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