Unformatted text preview: is centered on the government. Initially the city an area that was ten miles square. Both Virginia and Maryland donated part of their land for the capital. The Virginia portion of D.C. was later given back to the state of Virginia. The Official Bird of Washington, D.C. is the Wood Thrush and the official flower is the American Beauty Rose....
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