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Washington can have different meanings:

  • George Washington (1732-1799) was the first president of the United States and gives his name to:
    • Washington, one of the 50 states of the United States.
    • Washington, D.C., capital of the United States, also known as the District of Columbia

Other cities with Washington in their name

Counties named Washington

There are 30 counties in the United States named for George Washington

Current counties

Former counties

  • Washington County, former county of South Dakota (1883-1943) that joined with Jackson, Pennington and Shannon counties.
  • Washington County, District of Columbia (historic subdivision abolished in 1871)

Lakes

Islands

  • Washington Island (Wisconsin), the largest of the islands that make up the Town of Washington in Door County, Wisconsin
  • Washington Island (Michigan) in Keweenaw County, Michigan
  • Washington Island (Minnesota) in Lake County, Minnesota
  • Washington Island (New York) in Jefferson County, New York
  • Washington Island (Kiribati), a small island in Kiribati
  • Washington Islands Wilderness in Washington state
  • English name for Teraina, an island in the central Pacific Ocean, part of the Republic of Kiribati
  • An 18th century name for Ua Huka, later extended as the "Washington Islands" to include all of the northern Marquesas Islands

Outside the United States

  • Washington, Argentina
  • Washington, Aruba
  • Washington, Bolivia
  • Washington, Ontario, Canada
  • Washington, Colombia
  • Washington, Cuba
  • Washington, Dominican Republic
  • Washington, Guyana
  • Washington, Ireland
  • Washington, Nicaragua
  • New Washington, Aklan in the Philippines
  • several Barangays in the Philippines, including ones in:
    • San Jacinto, Masbate
    • Escalante City
    • Catarman, Northern Samar
    • Surigao City
    • Legazpi City
  • Washington, South Africa
  • Washington, West Sussex in England
  • Washington, Tyne and Wear in England
  • Washington Gardens, Jamaica
  • Washington Luiz, ParanĂ¡ in Brazil
  • Washington Island, an alternate name for Teraina, an atoll of Kiribati
  • An 18th century name for Ua Huka, later extended as the "Washington Islands" to include all of the northern Marquesas Islands


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