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With very few exceptions, towns and cities in US are generally referred to with name followed by name of the state. Reason being that there are huge amount of cities with same names. For example besides Washington, DC, there is also: Washington, Arkansas Washington, Yolo County, California Washington, Nevada County, California Washington, Connecticut ...


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For tourist purposes, you would do best to use "Washington, DC", not to be confused with the many other Washingtons. The town of Washington, Virginia, less than two hours' drive from DC, has an excellent and very expensive B&B known as the Inn at Little Washington. Natives will refer to "the District", or "DC", but these terms will be useless if booking ...


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Neither. Legally, since 1871, it's just the District of Columbia. About.com: This federal district was first called the City of Washington (in honor of George Washington) and the city around it was called the Territory of Columbia (in honor of Christopher Columbus). An act of Congress in 1871 effectively merged the City and the Territory into a ...


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While formally, it's the District of Colombia, inevitably people say Washington, D.C., from my experience. This is for two reasons. Firstly, to distinguish it from other Washington cities in the US (eg Washington, Arkansas), and secondly, to distinguish it from Washington state - which is on the west coast. I've also seen and heard it colloquially ...


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You have asked for the 'formal name' of Washington, DC... As shown in the diploma below, it's "Washington, District of Columbia" and "Washington, in the District of Columbia". While the university's existence is derived from an act of Congress, the location was "the Columbian College in the District of Columbia" (no city). The contemporary use of ...



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