Washington DC formally the District of Columbia and commonly
referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D.C., is the
capital of the United States, founded on July 16, 1790. The City of
Washington was originally a separate municipality within the
Territory of Columbia until an act of Congress in 1871 effectively
merged the City and the Territory into a single entity called the
District of Columbia. It is for this reason that the city, while
legally named the District of Columbia, is known as Washington DC.
The city is located on the north bank of the Potomac River and is
bordered by the states of Virginia to the southwest and
Maryland to the other sides. The Washington Metropolitan Area,
of which the District is a part, has a population of 5.3 million,
the eighth-largest metropolitan area in the country.
Corbin Creative Databases, LLC has helped many of its clients in
the District of Columbia.