Hi birzo, it is not a state, the District of Columbia is a federal district which was specially designated to be the capital, and Washington is the city inside. It is written Washington, D.C. with comma and periods. Except when it’s used as a postal address.
- Washington, DC 20006. Mailing Address: U.S. Department of State Office of Authentications CA/PPT/S/TO/AUT 44132 Mercure Cir. PO Box 1206 Sterling, VA 20166-1206
What state do you put for DC?
When looking at geographical lists, sometimes you will find Washington D.C. listed under “D” for “District of Columbia.” You are probably aware that Washington is also the name of a State in the northwestern USA (whose largest city is Seattle).
What is city and state for Washington DC?
What is Washington, DC? Washington, DC, isn’t a state; it’s a district. DC stands for District of Columbia. Its creation comes directly from the US Constitution, which provides that the district, “not exceeding 10 Miles square,” would “become the Seat of the Government of the United States.”
How do you write Washington DC?
Washington, D.C., often uses commas to set off the D.C. part. If you follow this style, you have to use two commas, one before and one after, according to the major editing styles. So what do you do if the whole name is part of a hyphenated compound: “A Washington, D.C.-based think tank”? Drop the second comma.
Do you write Washington DC or Washington DC?
” Do not use D.C. standing alone,” a new AP style tip read, saying “Washington” is preferred in most references because it’s recognized globally. When needed, use “District of Columbia,” not “D.C.”, said the AP — which sets the standard for how most news articles are written.
How do I mail a letter to Washington DC?
It is written Washington, D.C. with comma and periods. Except when it’s used as a postal address. Although the U.S. Postal Service is very good about making things work, the “official” recommendation is that no periods, commas or other punctuation marks are used in postal addresses.
What does District of Columbia mean?
“D.C.” stands for the “District of Columbia” which is the federal district containing the city of Washington. The city is named for George Washington, military leader of the American Revolution and the first President of the United States. The US postal abbreviation is DC.
Does DC require periods?
compass points: Capitalize when used in reference to quadrants. Omit periods (N, E, S, W, NE, NW, SE, SW). Capitalize when used in reference to major regions, specific cultures, proper names, and quadrants in DC (the Pacific Northwest, the East Coast, the Deep South, Eastern states, Northwest DC, East of the River).
Why is there a comma between DC and Washington?
Use commas: Washington, D.C., was built on what was essentially swampland. This recommendation holds true when you use the abbreviations recommended by the US Postal Service and now preferred by Chicago: To me, Washington, DC, is first and foremost the home of the Smithsonian.
What is the capital of the United States of America?
Since the U.S. Congress was established by the Constitution in 1789, it has convened in three locations: New York, Philadelphia, and its permanent home in Washington, D.C.