Updated at 2024-02-23
Area: 177 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 710,000 people
Main Industries/Features: Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States, located at the junction of West Virginia and Maryland. After the American Revolutionary War, the northern and southern states had disagreements over the location of the capital. The northern states wanted New York to be the capital, while the southern states wanted the capital to be in the south. After much negotiation and concessions, the capital was set at the current location in Washington, D.C.