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How was the name District of Columbia derived?


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Answered 2010-08-12 23:47:40

The federal district was named 'Columbia' because it was a poetic name for the United States at the time, being that it is a derivative of the last name Colon, of Cristobal Colon (Christopher Columbus), the "discoverer" of the new world.

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