What does the D.C. stand for in Washington, D.C.?
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What does the D.C. stand for in Washington, D.C.?

Question #90456. Asked by martin131174.
Last updated Aug 28 2016.

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Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States. It is coterminous with the District of Columbia (abbreviated as "D.C.")

link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington,_D.C.

The District of Columbia was administered by three commissioners appointed by the president, until Nov. 3, 1967 when a mayor-commissioner and a 9-member council, appointed by the president, took office. On May 7, 1974, a Home Rule Charter was approved, giving DC its first elected municipal government in over a century. The district has one nonvoting member in the House of Representatives and an elected Board of Education.

link http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108620.html

Dec 29 2007, 3:44 PM
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D.C. stands for District of Columbia. It is called District of Columbia, because it was built on land of the Territory of Columbia, a 10 square mile piece of land, that used to be part of Virginia and Maryland. The territory of Columbia was named such after Christopher Columbus.

Response last updated by zorba_scank on Aug 28 2016.
Dec 29 2007, 3:45 PM
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