Living in Washington, D.C.

America's capital city is as diverse as the people of the United States. This is the nation's heart of political activity, without a doubt, a point which the sight of the Capitol Building, the White House and the Washington Monument make perfectly clear. In addition to that dimension, Washington, DC also melds cultures from all around the world; the constant influx of tourists adds an even wider scope of diversity to the city. And history buffs who visit Washington, DC have much to absorb, as this is where several of the world's most respected museums and art venues are based, including the Smithsonian, the Museum of American History, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Washington, DC Skyline

Nature lovers will find much to love here, too, with some of the country's most beautiful gardens, parks and lookout points that are breathtaking and serene swaths of nature quietly coexisting with the city's otherwise frenetic pace. Washington, DC also offers thriving and diverse dining, nightlife and retail scenes that will impress even the most discerning patron. The metro area of town boasts a population of over 5 million, as well as thousands of visitors each year who come to marvel at all of its wonders and absorb all of the beauty, history and diversity that are part of the city's essence. Washington, DC is a distinct representation of the true spirit of America.

 

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Washington, D.C. Government

City of DC

City of DC

Phone: 311
Web: www.dc.gov

DC Chamber of Commerce

DC Chamber of Commerce

Phone: (202) 347-7201
Web: www.dcchamber.org

DC Metropolitan Police Department

DC Metropolitan Police Department

Phone: (202) 737-4404
Web: mpdc.dc.gov

District of Columbia Fire Department

District of Columbia Fire Department

Phone: 911
Web: www.dcfd.com

 

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Washington, D.C. Transportation

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Metro Information: (202) 637-7000
Web: www.wmata.com

Dulles International Airport

Dulles International Airport

Phone: (703) 572-2700
Web: www.mwaa.com/dulles

Reagan National Airport

Reagan National Airport

Phone: (703) 417-8000
Web: www.mwaa.com/reagan