How Big Is the City of Washington and Is the District of Columbia a State Or a Territory?

The District of Columbia is not a state, although many of its residents would like it to be.

That’s because they do not have a voting representative in the U.S. Congress, and because Congress has final authority over many aspects of their local government.

Officially the District of Columbia is a territory of the United States, and the city of Washington occupies the entire 68 square mile (177 sq km) territory of the District of Columbia.

how big is the city of washington and is the district of columbia a state or a territory

About half a million people live there.

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