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National Capitals - Washington, DC, USA - OU065A
East Front of US Capitol
Owner: DudleyGrunt
N 38° 53.390' W 77° 00.400' N 38° 53' 23.40'' W 77° 00' 24.00'' N 38.88983°  W 77.00667° 
Altitude: m. ASL.
 Region: United States > District of Columbia
Cache type: Virtual
Size: No container
Status: Ready for Search
Date hidden: 2013-06-10
Date created: 2013-06-11
Date published: 2013-06-11
Last modification: 2013-06-13
5x Found
0x Not found
1 notes
watchers 0 watchers
28 visitors
4 x rated
Rated as: Excellent
1 x recommended
This cache is recommended by: tripman1
Cache attributes

Quick Cache  Kid Friendly  Wheelchair Access  Historic Site  Listed on OCNA Only 

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Description EN

My 100th cache listed on OCNA!

One of a series of virtual caches for North American capital cities.

Also see...

National Capitals - Ottawa, ON, Canada - OU065B
National Capitals - Mexico City, Mexico - OU065C


From Wikipedia: Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. On July 16, 1790, the Residence Act approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. As permitted by the U.S. Constitution, the District is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States Congress and is therefore not a part of any U.S. state.

The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the preexisting settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria; however, Congress returned the Virginia portion in 1846. Named in honor of George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. Congress created a single municipal government for the whole District of Columbia after the American Civil War.


The centers of all three branches of the federal government of the United States are in the District, including the Congress, President, and Supreme Court. Washington is home to many national monuments and museums, which are primarily situated on or around the National Mall. The city hosts 176 foreign embassies as well as the headquarters of many international organizations, trade unions, non-profit organizations, lobbying groups, and professional associations
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The United States Capitol is the meeting place of the U.S. Congress, the legislature of the U.S. federal government. Located in Washington, D.C., it sits atop Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall. Though it has never been the geographic center of the federal district, the Capitol is the origin by which the quadrants of the District are divided and the city was planned.

Officially, both the east and west sides of the Capitol are referred to as fronts. Historically, however, only the east front of the building was intended for the arrival of visitors and dignitaries. Like the federal buildings for the executive and judicial branches, it is built in the distinctive neoclassical style and has a white exterior.


US Capitol East Front


The West Front of the US Capitol is what people see most often, since it faces The Mall and is where the President is sworn in every 4 years.

Your task is to take and post a picutre of yourself (or your GPS, if you're shy) with the East Side of the Capitol clearly visible.



 

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