Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States. It’s the
center of the government. It’s a busy working city with a large
population. But Washington is also a city of history and culture.
Washington was founded in 1790, when congress decided to build the nation’s new capital in the east of the country. It was built half way between the northern and southern states of America. And of course it was named after George Washington, the first President of the United States of America. There are also many tourist sights in Washington. Perhaps the most important tourist sight is the Capitol Building. These houses are Congress.
Another world famous building in Washington is the White House. This is the home and office of the president of the United States. Most visitors are surprised by how small the White House is. Washington is also a great culture city. The Library of Congress keeps the largest number of books in world, it has many great musical and theatre performances all year.