District of Columbia
geographical name federal district E United States coextensive with city of Washington area 69 square miles (179 square kilometers), population 572,059

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • District of Columbia — [after COLUMBUS1 Christopher] federal district of the U.S., on the N bank of the Potomac River: 61 sq mi (159 sq km); pop. 572,000; coextensive with the city of Washington: abbrev. DC or D.C …   English World dictionary

  • District of Columbĭa — District of Columbĭa, das Gebiet der City of Washington, der Bundeshauptstadt der Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika, s. Columbia 1) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • District of Columbia — District of Co|lum|bi|a D.C. the District of Columbia the special area in the eastern US, next to Maryland and Virginia, which includes Washington, the capital of the US …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • District of Columbia —   [ dɪstrɪkt əv kə lʌmbɪə], Abkürzungen D. C., postamtlich DC, der 1791 geschaffene Bundesdistrikt der USA mit der Bundeshauptstadt Washington, der unmittelbar dem Kongress der USA unterstellt ist; 177 km2, (1999) 519 000 Einwohner (1990: 606 900 …   Universal-Lexikon

  • District of Columbia — Washington (District de Columbia) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Washington et DC. Washington, D.C …   Wikipédia en Français

  • District of Columbia — Washington D. C. Washington Monument und Weißes Haus …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • District of Columbia — noun the district occupied entirely by the city of Washington; chosen by George Washington as the site of the capital of the United States and created out of land ceded by Maryland and Virginia (Freq. 12) • Syn: ↑D.C., ↑DC • Instance Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • District of Columbia — noun The District of Columbia (U.S. federal district) is the federal capital of the United States of America. The City of Washington used to be a municipality within the District of Columbia until 1871 when two entities were merged. For this… …   Wiktionary

  • District of Columbia — Sp Kolùmbijos apýgarda Ap District of Columbia Ap DC L JAV apyg., turinti v jos statusą (P.) …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • District of Columbia — a federal area in the E United States, on the Potomac, coextensive with the federal capital, Washington. 637,651; 69 sq. mi. (179 sq. km). Abbr.: DC (for use with zip code), D.C. * * * Federal district of the U.S. Coextensive with the city of… …   Universalium

  • District of Columbia — federal district located on the eastern coast of the United States (shares the same area as Washington the capital city of the United States) …   English contemporary dictionary

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