District of ColumbiaDate established – July 16, 1790, land taken from the states of Maryland and Virginia
Postal abbreviation – DC
Capital – of the United States of America
Area – 68.3 [smallest of all states and territories]
Population as of census 2010 – 601,723 [lower than every state except Vermont and Wyoming]
Population density per square mile – 10,801.5 [more crowded than any state]
Area code – 202
Zip codes – 20001 - 20599
Number of counties – 0
Official nickname – DC
Official motto – "Justia Omnibus" - Justice for All
|Flag of the District of Columbia|
-Both Herbert Hoover and John Quincy Adams had pet alligators in the White House.
-John Adams was the first president to live in the White House.
-The White House has 35 bathrooms.
-The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world with more than 162 million objects in its collection. Approximately 12,000 items are added to the collections daily.
-DC residents could not vote in presidential elections until the 23rd amendment was ratified in 1961.
-Both the Minnesota Twins and the Texas Rangers started out as the Washington Senators.
-The Washington Redskins were originally based in Boston.
-American University Washington College of Law
-Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
-University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law
-Georgetown University Law Center.
-Howard University School of Law
-George Washington University Law School
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