It stands for District Of Columbia. I grew up just outside of there and still do not know what Columbia is for.
Half of the district was in Maryland and the other half was in Virginia, and the two states gave this land to the government. In 1791, it was named Washington, the District of Columbia to honor George Washington. Columbia was another name for North America.
Thank you very much JThomp42 for giving such elaborate reply.It makes me clear about what I have asked for. This I think will give Lady Guinevere's interrogation about Columbia.Thank you once again.
It stands for District of Columbia, we learned that in history class.
I was gonna say "Detective Comics," but that's what the initials in D.C. Comics stand for. Sooooo, nevermind
You know there is a sweet little search engine called Google for looking up this stuff.
Don't mind ,I think you do not know the meaning like me too . But thanks for the suggestion. Direct experience is better than what we get from indirect sources.
What direct source is better than Wikipedia? And I didn't answer the question because at least five people already had.
No doubt wikipedia is a good source but whom will you prefer to be answered - the Jesus himself or the Jesus idol?
District Of Columbia, Washington, D.C. is not a state in the US.
Then What is it - a municipality, a district , a block , a shire or a county or what ?
supreme...It is the seat (home) of the government in the United States of America. It would be similar with the Vatican being in Rome, but it is not a state or separate county in Rome.
The Vatican is in Vatican city which is considered the smallest country in the world. Washington D.C. is merely a city and the capital of the United states.
Thnx for the clarification JT, I was just giving a reference as this person thinks DC is a state or it's own country, which it is not.
You are very welcome Lady. I understand. Have a great day.
@ Lady Guinevere : Thank you madam but I do not think DC is a state or a country as I know it is the capital of US and White House is located in this town.What I wanted to know is its status.
@JThomp42 : thanks for the betterment of the explanation.
@supremeupbeat k: I think since its the capital of United States, it can be seen as the administrative representation of united states. It is a city and capital district but not a state. There is a mayor, city council, people can vote and pay taxes.
@Danicole :- I can not understand why have you referred 'not be biase and probably for tax purposes'?
But what I was looking for has been cleared in these words ,' a capital district. '. Thanks for the reply to satisfy my insatiable thirst. .
It is not a city, state or plain district. It is a 'federal district' besides being the capitol located on the border of Virginia/Maryland - more in Maryland.
@supremeupbeat k: yup!!! Why do you want to know about washington d.c.? Where are you from?
@The Examiner-1 : It is a federal district AND A CITY. It's just NOT a STATE. There is a mayor, city council, people can vote and pay taxes.
@Danicole : I want to know about world and world's culture, may it be Washingtonton DC, NY, Sydney,London,Tokyo,,Delhi,Berlin,Beizing,Hongkong ......... I want to tally cultures.This is my interest . I consider myself a world citizen.I am Indian.
@supremeupbeat k: that's sounds beautiful!!!! you are definitely on your way!!!
@danicole : thanks a lot for your reply, expect more next time.
DC stands for District of Columbia. Columbia refers to a poetic name once applied by many writers to America, and of course is derived from Christopher Columbus.
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