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Washington, D.C. - Basic Facts

The City of Washington (GNIS FID: 531871) is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) at latitude 38.8951 and longitude -77.0364. Washington, D.C. is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Washington, but most people and references simply refer to it as Washington, Washington, D.C..

The P1 Census Class Code for Washington indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code.. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "N" which identifies a NONFUNCTIONING LEGAL ENTITY.

The formal boundaries for the City of Washington (see map below) encompass a land area of 61.14 sq. miles and a water area of 7.19 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Washington: Federal Capital, Federal City, Federal Town, Nations Capital, Ranatakariáhshne, Rome, Territory of Columbia, Washington City.