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About District of Columbia/Washington

District of Columbia commonly referred to as Washington. It is the capital of the United States. Washington, D.C., had an estimated population of 658,893 in 2014, the 23rd-most populous city in the United States.

Washington has a growing, diversified economy with an increasing percentage of professional and business service jobs. Tourism is Washington's second largest industry. Approximately 18.9 million visitors contributed an estimated $4.8 billion to the local economy in 2012. The Washington metropolitan area, of which the District is a part, has a population of 5.8 million, the seventh-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country.

Washington Monument

Washington Monument is an obelisk on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

The monument, made of marble, granite, and bluestone gneiss is both the world's tallest stone structure and the world's tallest obelisk.

As a landmark of the U.S. capital, the Washington Monument has been featured in film and television depictions.

The symbolic meaning of the shape is referenced in the novel The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. Fifty American flags (not state flags), one for each state, are now flown 24 hours a day around a large circle centered on the monument.

Forty eight American flags (one for each state then in existence) were flown on wooden flag poles on Washington's birthday since 1920 and later on Independence Day, Memorial Day, and other special occasions until early 1958.

National Cherry Blossom Festival

National Cherry Blossom Festival is a spring celebration in Washington, D.C. Mayor Ozaki donated the trees in an effort to enhance the growing friendship between the United States and Japan and also celebrate the continued close relationship between the two nations.

Today the National Cherry Blossom Festival is coordinated by the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Inc., an umbrella organization consisting of representatives of business, civic, and governmental organizations. More than 700,000 people visit Washington each year to admire the blossoming cherry trees that herald the beginning of spring in the nation's capital.

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum is a museum in Washington, D.C. which has one of the world's largest  collections of art, from the colonial period.

The museum has more than 7,000 artists represented in the collection, which contains the largest collection of New Deal art; a collection of contemporary craft, American impressionist paintings, and masterpieces from the Gilded Age; photography, modern folk art, works by African American and Latino artists, images of western expansion, and realist art from the first half of the twentieth century.

The American Art's main building, a National Historic Landmark located in Washington, DC's downtown cultural district, has been renovated with expanded permanent-collection galleries and public spaces.

Woodley Park

Woodley Park  is a neighborhood in Northwest, Washington, DC. Woodley Park is served by the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro station, between Dupont Circle and Cleveland Park on the Red Line.

It is bounded on the north by Woodley Road and Klingle Road, on the east by the National Zoo and Rock Creek Park, on the south by Calvert Street, on the southwest by Cleveland Avenue, and on the west by 34th Street.

The area was named after Woodley House, built by Philip Barton Key (the Uncle of Francis Scott Key) in 1801. Woodley has housed many political elites from President Grover Cleveland to World War 2 Secretary of War Henry Stimson.

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