Washington is the capital of the United States of America.
When George Washington became the first president he chose the place for the new capital, which was named after him.
It is situated in an independent area on the east coast of the Potomac River, named district of Columbia, after Christopher Columbus.
Washington has been described as the most beautiful capital city in the world and the most American city. It has long wide avenues, gardens, beautiful parks and no skyscrapers at all. Here you can see the White House, the President’s residence; the Capitol, the seat of the American Congress; the Pentagon, the offices of Defence department, and Arlington Cemetery, where many famous Americans are buried, including, President John Kennedy, assassinated in Dallas in 1963.
In Washington there are also important monuments such as the Washington monument and Lincoln Memorial. Washington is also a place of culture; it has many universities and museums.