Washington, D.C.-Facts
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    Walking time 

    Washington, D.C. has 3,597 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 112 days. And, when you need to get home there are 351 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Washington, D.C..


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Washington, D.C. has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Washington, D.C. has more than 118,689 street lamps, which use 5.9 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 52 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 29.3% of Washington, D.C.’s total area, 177 square kilometers. That means each of Washington, D.C.’s 646,449 residents has an average of 80.4 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Washington, D.C. want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 1,828 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 11 km long.


    More than 529 sights and monuments, and far more than 1,372 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Washington, D.C.. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Washington, D.C. offers more than 175 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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