Yes, you know the President lives there and the Congress meets in the Capitol Building, but how much else do you know about the capital of the United States? Test your skill with these fun facts about Washington D.C.
Washington D.C. covers just 68 square miles.
The most visited site in Washington D.C. is Union Station.
There are sixteen Smithsonian Museums surrounding the Mall, and most of them are free.
The Library of Congress was established in 1800, using Thomas Jeffersons extensive personal library as its base.
Washington D.C. became the nations capital in 1800.
The American goldfinch is Washingtons official bird. The scarlet oak is the official tree, and the American beauty rose is the official flower.
One in 100 Washington D.C. residents are lawyers. (and thats not even including the ones that live out of town.) In addition, there are over 4000 psychiatrists in the capital city.
Over 100 countries have embassies in Washington D.C.
Washington D.C. residents drink more wine, per capita, than residents of any other city in America.
Over a thousand cherry trees encircle Washingtons Tidal Basin and the Jefferson Memorial. They were a gift from the people of Tokyo, Japan in 1912.