Fun Facts about Washington DC:
- The Washington Monument stands 555’ 5 1/8” tall, and offers views in excess of thirty miles.
- The design of Washington D.C.'s flag was based on the shield from George Washington's family's coat of arms.
- DC is divided into four quadrants of unequal area: Northwest, Northeast, Southwest and Southeast.
- The axes bounding the quadrants radiate from the U.S. Capitol building.
- DC averages 39 inches of rainfall a year—more than Seattle. Who knew?!