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State Facts

Full Name

Washington, District of Columbia

Population 2000

572,059

Land Area

68.2 square miles; 176.75 square kilometers

Postal Abbreviation

D.C.

State Nickname

D.C.

Motto

Justitia omnibus (Justice to all)

Song

“The Star-Spangled Banner” (words by Francis Scott Key)

State Symbols

  • Flower: American Beauty Rose
  • Tree: Scarlet Oak
  • Bird: Wood Thrush