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Named in honor of George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the capital of the United States. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the preexisting settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Commuters from the surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs raise the city's population to more than one million during the workweek.

Washington is home to many national monuments and museums, which are primarily situated on or around the National Mall, open park in downtown Washington.

The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, George Mason Memorial, the District of Columbia War Memorial and far more monuments are definitely places you should visit and take a pleasure.

Those of you who love art should not omit the city, national center for the arts. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is home to the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National Opera, and the Washington Ballet.

Certainly among you find those who are sports fans, so I give you the attention that Washington is one of 12 cities in the United States with teams from all four major professional men's sports and is home to one major professional women's team.