Washington, the capital city of the United States of America, is named after George Washington, first president of the United States. It is not part of a state, but a special administrative area called the District of Columbia after Christopher Columbus. Today, the boundaries of Washington and DC are conterminous.

Washington was built according to plans made by Pierre Charles L'Enfant, on a grid centered at the U.S. Capitol. Its exact location was selected by President Washington as directed by Congress in 1790 (a portion purchased from Virginia was later returned). The federal government moved to Washington in 1800.

The District is home to numerous museums, parks, and art galleries as well as organizations and agencies affiliated with the government and public policy. Technology is increasingly prominent in the local economy.

Category Scope: This category includes sites about or directly relevant to Washington, DC. It includes sites about the District itself and sites covering its metropolitan area.

Please suggest only sites that have physical locations in the District of Columbia or multiple locations in the Washington, DC metro area, encompassing multiple jurisdictions. (For example, Washington, DC AND Arlington, VA or Washington, DC AND Calvert County, MD or Southern Maryland AND Northern Virginia.)

If you business does not have a physical location in Washington, DC or multiple locations in the metro area, please suggest it to your community''s category.

Please check for the most specific sub-category prior to suggesting your site.

Please consult the submission guidelines when writing titles and descriptions. Titles and descriptions which do not conform to the guidelines will be edited.

Mirrors, doorways and sites under construction will not be considered for listing.

Find links to sites for or about artistic, cultural, and entertainment activities, events, institutions, and organizations. Subjects may include theatre, fine and visual arts, music, literature, and architecture.
Sites about law libraries should be submitted to: Society/Law/Law_Libraries/United_States/Washington,/_DC

Sites about school libraries should be submitted to: Regional/North_America/United_States/Washington,_DC/Education/School_Libraries

Sites listed in this category cover the business and economic activities of Washington, DC and the metro area, including listings of companies and industries.
Please suggest only sites that have physical locations in the District of Columbia or multiple locations in the Washington, DC metro area, encompassing multiple jurisdictions. (For example, Washington, DC AND Arlington, VA or Washington, DC AND Calvert County, MD or Southern Maryland AND Northern Virginia.)

If you business does not have a physical location in Washington, DC or multiple locations in the metro area, please suggest it to your community''s category.

Please check for the most specific sub-category prior to suggesting your site.

Please consult the submission guidelines when writing titles and descriptions. Titles and descriptions which do not conform to the guidelines will be edited.

Mirrors, doorways and sites under construction will not be considered for listing.

State counties in the Washington,_DC metro area.
This subcategory contains sites for and about the government of the District of Columbia. Please submit sites for the United States Government in the appropriate subcategory of Regional/North_America/United_States/Government.

Please Read This Before Submitting Your Site

Please do not submit sites for commercial service providers or law firms to this category.

This category is for primary legal resources, and service provider sites will not be listed here unless they provide free, direct access to such resources.

This category includes general interest online guides and directories for the city proper of Washington, DC, or for the entire Washington metropolitan area. Guides and directories about specific topics are placed with the specific topic. For example dining guides go under Business and Economy/Restaurants and Bars. Travel guides go under Travel and Tourism. Guides and directories for specific portions of the Washington metropolitan area outside the city of Washington, DC are placed with the area covered. For example, guides to Bethesda, Maryland, or to Fairfax County, Virginia, go under Bethesda or Fairfax County, respectively.
Please suggest only sites related to local or District chapters of health associations.

Mirrors, doorways, redirects and sites under construction will not be considered for listing.

Cities and towns in the Washington, DC metro area.
Washington, D.C., currently has 131 neighborhoods defined by the D.C. Office of Planning. The list of neighborhoods is found at: http://citizenatlas.dc.gov/atlasapps/reportsearch.aspx?category=13&CatTrail=1,13&
Please do NOT submit businesses or real estate sites to any neighborhood category. Submit business and real estate sites to the appropriate subcategory under Washington, D.C.

Neighborhood categories will only consist of sites such as:

  • Community association
  • Economic development association
  • Branch library
  • Police district sites
  • Sites related to a neighborhood''s history or unique culture
This category is for websites about information and organizations pertaining to news and media that are based in or related to the Washington Metro area.
Topics for this category include newspapers, magazines, e-zines, radio, and television sites with a physical presence in; or whose main focus is specific to this locality. NOTE: Please submit media outlets to the one locality most suitable to either its physical location, or the locality which is specifically its main focus.

For sites specifically geared toward this community. Submitting a site relevant to another locality may significantly delay the site from being listed in the directory.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:

  • Service area should be indicated by map or text.
  • For title, submit masthead name of newspaper or magazine,
    or for broadcast media, the call letters followed by frequency
    or channel number. For example: WZYX-FM 102.
  • Make description factual, avoiding promotional language
    and Unnecessary Capitalization.
  • Compare existing listings for best results.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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