I'm not sure if I'm the only one, or just didn't pay attention while I was in school, but I'd like to share a thought that has been haunting me and my boyfriend through the day. Do you know what state Washington D.C. is located in?.........

All I could remember was that it's not located in the state of Washington. I couldn't believe that I had been a United States citizen my entire life, yet I couldn't remember learning which state our countries capital was in. I did some research and discovered that Washington D.C. doesn't even reside in a state. It's the only place in our entire country that is just its own space. Washington D.C. is located in the District of Columbia. Its the only city in the United States that isn't located in a state.

I don't know if I'm making any sense, or if anyone else finds this mind boggling, but to me I just cant believe I made it through 12 years of school in the United States and I didn't even know what state (or district for that matter) our nations capital is. I feel as though all these other countries citizens know about their culture and embrace it, yet the United States (supposedly the greatest country) citizens don't even know something as simple as what state our capital is.

Maybe I'm just dumb or didn't pay attention but I'm shocked and stoned and this just blew my mind lol



Comments

 
Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:14pm

your not alone, i mean i knew this but ive seen a shit load of people that didnt know this. dont feel stupid its just something that never mattered to you is all. shit happens.

 
 
Mon, 09/29/2014 - 9:46pm
 
 
Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:56pm
 
 
Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:09pm

google it, it doesnt belong in either maryland or virginia, it is its own federal district. its not considered to be a part of either state

 
 
Mon, 09/29/2014 - 9:47pm
lovelion Says:

Washington? I think, I dunno I'm from England anyway American geography isn't talked about much over here

 
 
Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:11pm

lol America over-complicates everything. Why name a city Washington D.C. if its not even located in Washington? the US is twisted

 
 
Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:08pm

I think it is actually located in the state of Virginia.... Like its in the state but its like its own district thing. I think if you get married in Washington DC its considered getting married in Virginia