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Washington DC , What does the DC stand for?

  1. supremeupbeat k profile image69
    supremeupbeat kposted 3 years ago

    Washington DC , What does the DC stand for?

  2. Lady Guinevere profile image60
    Lady Guinevereposted 3 years ago

    It stands for District Of Columbia.  I grew up just outside of there and still do not know what Columbia is for.

    1. supremeupbeat k profile image69
      supremeupbeat kposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you sir, I think the answer of your question has been referred to in the replies of Copper Man and JThomp42.

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    JThomp42posted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. supremeupbeat k profile image69
      supremeupbeat kposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You are very welcome Supreme.

  4. The Examiner-1 profile image73
    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    It stands for District of Columbia, we learned that in history class.

    1. supremeupbeat k profile image69
      supremeupbeat kposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your reply and thanks again for saying your source.

  5. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    I was gonna say "Detective Comics," but that's what the initials in D.C. Comics stand for. Sooooo, nevermind

    1. supremeupbeat k profile image69
      supremeupbeat kposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      No, I do not mind. Its your analysis. It reflects you are intelligent.

  6. Be Like Water profile image79
    Be Like Waterposted 3 years ago

    You know there is a sweet little search engine called Google for looking up this stuff.

    1. supremeupbeat k profile image69
      supremeupbeat kposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. Be Like Water profile image79
      Be Like Waterposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      What direct source is better than Wikipedia? And I didn't answer the question because at least five people already had.

    3. supremeupbeat k profile image69
      supremeupbeat kposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      No doubt wikipedia is a good source but  whom will you prefer to be answered - the Jesus himself or the Jesus idol?

  7. danicole profile image77
    danicoleposted 3 years ago

    District Of Columbia, Washington, D.C. is not a state in the US.

    1. supremeupbeat k profile image69
      supremeupbeat kposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Then What is it - a municipality, a district , a block , a shire or a county or what ?

    2. Lady Guinevere profile image60
      Lady Guinevereposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

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      JThomp42posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    4. Lady Guinevere profile image60
      Lady Guinevereposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    5. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You are very welcome Lady. I understand. Have a great day.

    6. supremeupbeat k profile image69
      supremeupbeat kposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      @ 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.

    7. danicole profile image77
      danicoleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      @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.

    8. supremeupbeat k profile image69
      supremeupbeat kposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      @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. .

    9. The Examiner-1 profile image73
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    10. danicole profile image77
      danicoleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      @supremeupbeat k: yup!!! Why do you want to know about washington d.c.? Where are you from? smile

      @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.

    11. supremeupbeat k profile image69
      supremeupbeat kposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      @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.

    12. danicole profile image77
      danicoleposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      @supremeupbeat k: that's sounds beautiful!!!! you are definitely on your way!!!

    13. supremeupbeat k profile image69
      supremeupbeat kposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      @danicole : thanks a lot for your reply, expect more next time.

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    Copper Manposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. supremeupbeat k profile image69
      supremeupbeat kposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It makes me wise about DC and the reference for Columbia.Thanks Copper Man.

 
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