Why do they call DC The Hill?
West side entrance closed due to the platform building for next upcoming President. The hill itself is like a huge walking ramp. There are extended golf cart trams, wheel chair ready for those who may have trouble walking an incline of this magnitude and length.
Why is DC not in Washington?
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 far apart is The White House from the Capitol Building?
Using city streets, the distance from The White House to The Capitol Building in Washington DC is about two and one half miles. The straight line distance between the two is just under one and one half miles.