Saturday, January 14, 2012

Washington DC Map

Below you can check out a Washington DC map for your study and reference.

Washington DC is the capital city of the Unites States of America. The city makes up the District of Columbia, a federal territory that does not belong to any US state. It is the 24th largest city in the USA with a population of 617,996, but that only includes the District of Columbia itself. The surrounding states of Virgina and Maryland contain a dense belt of towns and surbubs that, together with Washington DC, make up the Washington Metropolitan area. The metro area is the seventh largest in the USA, with a population of 5.58 million.

Washington DC is not a city that arose naturally due to settlement. It is a settlement whose development was planned to function as the nation`s capital. It was designed to have broad streets with open space for landscaping, based on European cities like Paris, Milan, and Amsterdam. After it became somewhat run-down and cluttered, around 1900 it began undergoing beautification as well as the construction of monuments. The height of buildings is also limited by law, which has resulted in more sprawl towards outlying areas, and subsequent traffic problems.

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I hope you managed to find a good Washington map up above. Have a great trip to the nation`s capital!

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