Welcome to Washington, D.C.

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Think BIG in Washington – as soon as you arrive in DC, you’ll be knocked over by the scale of the place. America’s capital wants you to know where you are, and the city goes all out to impress in terms of grandeur and size. Drama and scandal bubble under the surface while the streets are abuzz with hip and happening events, museums, restaurants and clubs around every corner. The principles of Equality, Justice, Life and Liberty are still upheld, but DC is, above all, a trendy and international town.

Facts

Population 581,000
Currency US Dollar, $1 = 100 cents
Opening hours General opening hours for shops are 10am-7pm/9pm Monday-Saturday. Noon-5pm/6pm Sunday. Some shops are closed on Sundays.
Newspapers Publications:
The Washington Post
The Washington City Paper
On Tap (free)
Georgetown Independent
Emergency numbers 911
Tourist information DC Chamber of Commerce Information Center
Address: 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Ronald Reagan Building
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4:30 pm, closed on Saturday and Sunday.