Holiday in Washington, D.C.: Your guide to Washington, USA

 

Regional Information

Population: 632,323 (2012)
Language: English
Currency: US Dollar
Time Zone: UTC/GMT -5 hours

Weather

Summer in Washington tends to be very hot and humid. Autumn and fall are the perfect times to visit the city as the days are bright and pleasant (albeit a little chilly). In winter, Washington receives heavy snowfall as well as sudden arctic blasts and frozen rainstorms. Winter temperatures average around 3.3 °C (38°F) and the daily average in summer is around 26.6°C (79.8°F).

Fascinating Facts

  1. Thomas Jefferson had a pet mockingbird that flew freely around the White House!
  2. The state of Washington, named after George Washington who picked the location, is the only state to be named after a United States president.
  3. The design of Washington D.C.'s flag was based on the shield from George Washington's family's coat of arms.
  4. Nearly a quarter of Washington residents speak a second language other than English.
  5. The Washington National Mall is almost twice the size of Rome's Vatican.
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