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Delve into Washington in United States

Washington in the region of Washington, D.C. with its 601,723 residents is located in United States and is the capital of this country.

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Local time in Washington is now 01:31 AM (Monday) . The local timezone is named " America/New York " with a UTC offset of -4 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Chinatown, Farragut Square, Franklin McPherson Square, Northwest Rectangle, and Thomas Circle. While being here, you might want to check out Chinatown . We discovered some clip posted online . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you curious about the possible sightseeing spots and facts in Washington ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Big Brother talks back -- Is 1984 here?

3:06 min by RTAmerica
Views: 50663 Rating: 4.87

The city of Chicago is the most watched city in the US, with a network of tens of thousands of security cameras. But Big Brother won't stop at that -- new street lights with a twist about to be put in ..

Chris Hedges Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

10:07 min by TheAlyonaShow
Views: 33304 Rating: 4.86

That's what our guest tonight argues in his latest book, by travelling to, and documenting life and the destruction of it in so called, "sacrifice zones". This includes the Pine Ridge Reservation in S ..

Occupy Wall Street: A Holiday Survival Guide

6:31 min by TheOccuployed
Views: 26317 Rating: 4.91

A comedic short that simplifies the complexities of the OWS movement. This video equips occupiers and sympathizers with a framework for talking about the cause. ..

How the Market Can Cure the Health Care Crisis w/Dr. Keith Smith!

28:03 min by CapitalAccount
Views: 21914 Rating: 4.89

Follow us @ Welcome to Capital Account. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney raised eyebrows yesterday when he said he would "not get rid of all of healthcare reform." ..

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Interesting facts about this location

Zero Milestone

The Zero Milestone is a zero mile marker monument in Washington, D.C. intended as the initial milestone from which all road distances in the United States should be reckoned when it was built. At present, only roads in the Washington, D.C. area have distances measured from it.

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Located at 38.90 -77.04 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: 1923 establishments in the United States, Geodesic datums, Monuments and memorials in Washington, D.C., Road transportation in the United States, Street furniture

Geography of Washington, D.C

Washington, D.C. , US, is located at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:38|53|42|N|77|02|11|W|region:US-DC_type:city | |name= }} (the coordinates of the Zero Milestone, on the Ellipse). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a geographical area of 68.3 square miles, 61.4 square miles of which is land, and the remaining 6.9 square miles (10.16%) of which is water.

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The Ellipse

The Ellipse (officially called President's Park South) is a 52-acre (210,000 m²) park located just south of the White House fence. Properly, the Ellipse is the name of the five-furlong (1 km) circumference street within the park. The entire park is open to the public, and features various monuments. The Ellipse is also the location for a number of annual events. D.C.

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Resolute desk

The Resolute desk is a large, nineteenth-century partners' desk often chosen by presidents of the United States for use in the White House Oval Office as the Oval Office desk. It was a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880 and was built from the timbers of the British Arctic Exploration ship Resolute. Franklin Roosevelt had a small door built for the gap to prevent people from seeing his wheelchair.

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Green Room (White House)

The Green Room is one of three state parlors on the first floor in the White House, the home of the President of the United States. It is used for small receptions and teas. During a state dinner, guests are served cocktails in the three state parlors before the president, first lady, and visiting head of state descend the Grand Staircase for dinner. The room is traditionally decorated in shades of green. The room is approximately 28 feet by 22½ feet (approx. 8.5m x 6.8m).

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