political economic culture
*Location： in the nort
heastern United States, near the Atlantic ocean. *Population ：5.4 million ( 2009) *Area：177 square kilometers
Name and history
? Washington, D.C. is the capital of America.
? The English name of the two parts reflect its dual identity, Washington as the name of the capital, and D.C. is"District of Columbia" （哥伦比亚特 区)abbreviation, is directly under the jurisdiction of the federal area. ? Washington in the administrative jurisdiction by the federal government, don't belong to any one state.
? 哥伦比亚特区设立早期，波多 马克河北岸有乔治城镇 （Georgetown, D.C.）、华盛 顿市（Washington City, D.C.），以及华盛顿县 （Washington County, D.C.） 三个分开的行政区划； ? 其中建立于1791年的华盛顿市 乃为彰显乔治· 华盛顿对美国建 国的贡献而命名，后来发展为 特区中的核心城市,而哥伦比亚 特区则为纪念发现美洲新大陆 的哥伦布而命名。 ? 依据一项1871年的立法，前述 三区于1878年合并为“华盛顿 市”，由联邦管辖的特区及华 盛顿市地方政府从此辖区重叠， 因此常合称“华府”。
? Washington is the political center of the United States
? The district of Columbia supreme authority for the congress of the United States, through the Washington city government implement municipal management, so the congress has the power to veto the local legislation. （哥伦比亚特区的最高权威机构为美国国会，通过华盛顿 市政府实施市政治理，因此国会有权否决地方立法。） ? The White House, the Capitol building, the Supreme Court and most government agencies are in here.
The White House
? 白宫是一座白色大理 石圆形建筑。 ? 是华盛顿之后美国历 届总统办公和居住的 地方。 ? 椭圆形的美国总统办 公室设在白宫西厢房 内，南窗外边是著名 的“玫瑰园”。 ? 白宫正楼南面的南草 坪是”总统花园”， 美国总统常在这里举 行欢迎贵宾的仪式。
The capitol building
? Built in a called "Capitol hill" highest point in the city. ? The symbol of Washington ? Milky white building
? The United States both Chambers of congress in the congress building office
Washington's economy to a great extent with the federal government or by the defense department, the department of energy, the state health officials, the food and drug administration and related government agencies. Because of the federal government's operation is almost not affected by economic depression, and the influence of other area compared with the United States, Washington's economy by the economic depression influence is relatively small.
The defense department
United States Department of Defense is about the United States military departments. Its center is the pentagon. Department of defense leadership is the United States defense secretary. According to the laws of the United States, the secretary for the civil service should be. The United States defense department was established in September 18, 1947, the predecessor for the war department, headquarters is located in the pentagon.
George Washington University
George Washington university is the top one of private universities, the school was founded in 1821, is a famous private comprehensive university. Institute in Washington, d.c. centre, the world bank, the international monetary fund, the state council, only a few blocks away from the White House.
University of the District of Columbia
The Columbia University (Washington) is the only a district of Columbia public higher education institutions.
American university was built in 1893, it is with Christian will be related to the private university. American University, referred to as AU, school originated in the United States the first a total of Washington in the capital requirements to establish an American national University initiative.
The Washington Monument
史密森尼博物馆是世界最大的博物馆体系，它所属的十六所博 物馆中保管着一亿四千多万件艺术珍品和珍贵的标本，同时， 它也是一个研究中心，从事公共教育、国民服务以及艺术、科 学和历史各方面的研究。
The Jefferson memorial hall The Jefferson memorial hall wasbuild in 1943 in honor of drafting
the declaration of independence
drafter Jefferson's 200th birthday .
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