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ID: 7015717
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of District of Columbia (national district)  District of Columbia (national district)

Coordinates:
Lat: 38 50 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 38.8333  decimal degrees
Long: 077 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -77.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Federal district coextensive with city of Washington; US was first nation to plan a capital exclusively for seat of government; originally was a 10-mile square in Maryland & Virginia, on both banks of Potomac river; Virginia reclaimed its land in 1846.

Names:
District of Columbia (preferred,C,V)
DC (C,V,display,USPS)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of District of Columbia (national district)  ............  District of Columbia (national district) (P)

Place Types:
national district (preferred, C)  ............  authorized by US Constitution, site selected by George Washington in 1791; has had current boundaries since 1846
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
DC..........  [FDA, VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1258
District of Columbia..........  [FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
...................................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 1:244-245
...................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:294-295
...................................  Library of Congress HABS/HAER (1987-)
...................................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
...................................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
...................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 244-245; 1:244-245
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 294-295; 29:294-295
..................  Library of Congress HABS/HAER (1987-)
..................  National Archives and Record Administration database (1987-)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1258
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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