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District of Columbia
Population 600,000
Largest Cities Washington
Topography Rivers
Climate Cold winters and hot summers
Time Zone Eastern Time/GMT -5
Lifestyles Arts and entertainment, city life, history, professional sports
Important Annual Events March-April: National Cherry Blossom Festival. July-August: Legg Mason Tennis Classic.
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The District of Columbia is not actually a state. It is a special district that serves as the permanent national capital of the United States of America. It sits on the Potomac River and is bordered by the states of Virginia and Maryland.

Washington, DC, is the site of all three branches of the United States government (executive, legislative, and judicial), the United States Capitol, the White House, and numerous monuments and landmarks. The city has a busy subway system, many museums and arts venues, and many restaurants featuring a wide variety of cuisines.

Washington, DC, real estate includes stately houses and townhouses in desired District of Columbia neighborhoods like Dupont Circle and Georgetown, in addition to many suburban homes and communities in nearby Maryland and Virginia. 

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