Information about Washington DC
Washington D.C. It is the capital of the United States and is administered as a federal district, which is an entity different from the fifty states that make up that nation, and reports directly to the federal government.
The city of Washington was born as a planned city, and was developed at the end of the 18th century to serve as the permanent national capital. and was named in honor of George Washington, the first president of the United States.
The North American city has approximately 4 and a half million inhabitants. In it, is located the White House, official residence and main workplace of the President of the United States.
Climate of Washington D.C.
In Washington D.C. summer tends to be hot and humid, with intense rains with average temperatures between 30 ° and 33 ° C. The winter presents cool temperatures and occasional snowfall. Spring and autumn present the best climate of the year, due to the temperate temperatures and low humidity from March to May.
The District of Columbia, founded on July 16, 1790, is a federal district, as specified in the Constitution of the United States.
The US Congress has the highest authority over the District of Columbia, although it has delegated authority, in a considerable way, to the municipal government. The area in which the original District is located came from the state of Maryland, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. However, the area south of the Potomac River (approximately 100 km²) was returned to Virginia in 1847 and is now part of Arlington County and the city of Alexandria.
The rest of the area that makes up the area, now known as the District of Columbia, belonged to Maryland.