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.
@ 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. .
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