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Washington, D.C.
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Albuquerque 1884
Anaheim 2624
Atlanta 633
Boston 443
Chicago 716
Dallas 1325
Denver 1699
Fort Lauderdale 1016
Indianapolis 600
Kansas City 1096
Lake Tahoe 2627
Las Vegas 2464
Los Angeles 2688
Miami 1044
Nashville 664
New Orleans 1083
New York 238
Orlando 841
Palm Beaches 982
Pensacola 986
Philadelphia 140
Phoenix 2348
San Diego 2689
San Francisco 2842
Seattle 2790
Silicon Valley 2898
Tampa 902
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Below are some facts about Washington, D.C. and some valuable links about the area. Follow the links to learn more about the Washington, D.C. area and to help plan your trip to our Nation's Capital!

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Washington, D.C. Facts & Statistics

Washington, D.C. has warm humid summers and generally mild winters, however, the temperature sometimes can drop quite low. Rainfall is moderate throughout the year.
Average temperatures:
Jan: 42-26 Fahrenheit/6-(-3) Celsius; Feb: 45-29 F/7-(-2) C; Mar: 56-37 F/13-3 C; Apr: 66-46 F/19-8 C; May: 76-56 F/24-13 C; Jun: 84-66 F/29-19 C; Jul: 88-71 F/31-22 C; Aug: 86-70 F/30-21 C; Sep: 80-62 F/27-17 C; Oct: 69-50 F/21-10 C; Nov: 58-41 F/14-5 C; Dec: 47-31 F/8-(-1) C.
The Washington, D.C. area is home to close to 600,000 people, 5.4 million if you include the surrounding counties and cities in Maryland and Virginia. An average of 20 million tourists visit the area each year.
Area Geography
Washington, D.C. is located on the Potomac River between the states of Maryland and Virginia in the Northeastern United States.
County Government
Washington, D.C. is unique in that it functions as a state, county, and city all in one. The city is governed by a Mayor and 8 Council Members, which preside over the 8 Wards. All members are elected by the Citizens of Washington, D.C.
Sales or Use Tax
Sales tax is 5.75%. A sales tax of 14.5% is added to all hotel bills.
Important Numbers
Emergency Numbers: Dial 911 for police and medical emergencies. Metropolitan Police Department (202) 727-4218. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (202) 673-3320.
Telephone Codes
The area code for Washington, D.C. is 202.
Time Zone
Eastern Standard Time (EST), five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Daylight Saving Time is observed from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October.
Electrical Current
Electrical devices here run on 110/115 volt, 60-cycle current. International visitors therefore may need to use adapters or converters.
US Dollar ($). Numerous money exchanges are available. Most major airports, various banks and American Express offices are available to exchange foreign currency.

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