Washington DC

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Washington DC Quick Facts

  • Population: 700,000
  • Professional Sports Teams: 6
  • Nickname: The American Rome
  • Famous Landmark: The White House

Other Washington DC Facts

George Washington
George Washington is the only president to never live in the White House.

Pet Alligators
Herbert Hoover and John Quincy Adams both had pet alligators in the White House.

Jimmy Carter Movies
Jimmy Carter watched 480 movies in the White House movie theater.

Busy Subways
DC’s metro is the 2nd-busiest subway system in the USA.

A lot of rain
On average, Washington DC gets more rain than Seattle.

Washington DC By the Numbers

Year Of

The year Washington DC was named the Capital of the United States

Square Miles

Size of Washington DC


Number of presidents to live in the White House


Number of tourists in Washington DC in 2017


Average yearly snowfall in Washington DC