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Why is the capital of America called the District of COLUMBIA?

  1. brooklyn00123 profile image60
    brooklyn00123posted 6 years ago

    Why is the capital of America called the District of COLUMBIA?

  2. LegendaryN8 profile image60
    LegendaryN8posted 6 years ago

    The capital was named after the poetic name that the U.S.A. was called at the time (Columbia).  The area was planned and was planned to be a "federal district".

  3. mcrawford76 profile image85
    mcrawford76posted 6 years ago

    I would guess that it is named after Christopher Columbus, not after the country. But as I said, that would be a guess.

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    Old Empresarioposted 6 years ago

    There is no capital of America. And the capital of the United States is the city of Washington, not the District of Columbia. Washington is located in an independent federal district called Columbia so that no state could claim to have the nation's capital in it. It was a dumb idea.

 
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