*Bethesda, Maryland *Frederick, Maryland *Gaithersburg, Maryland *Reston, Virginia *Rockville, Maryland *Silver Spring, Maryland Demographics class "wikitable" style "float:right; font-size:95%;" + '''Presidential election results''' - style "background:lightgrey;" ! Year ! DEM (Democratic Party (United States)) ! GOP (Republican Party (United States)) ! Others - align "center" ''' U.S
. Hospitality (Hospitality industry) data-sort-value "vamclean" McLean, Virginia (Tysons Corner (Tysons Corner, Virginia)) 289 - Host Hotels and Resorts Hospitality (Hospitality industry) data-sort-value "mdbethesda" Bethesda, Maryland 477 - Leidos Holdings Inc. (Leidos) Defense (Defense contractor) data-sort-value "vareston" Reston, Virginia 442 - Lockheed Martin Defense
contractor Defense data-sort-value "mdbethesda" Bethesda, Maryland 59 - Marriott International Hospitality (Hospitality industry) data-sort-value "mdbethesda" Bethesda, Maryland 219 - NII Holdings Communication (Information and communications technology) data-sort-value "vareston" Reston, Virginia 495 - Northrop Grumman Defense (Defense contractor) data-sort-value "
; thumb Gannett Company headquarters in Tysons Corner, Virginia Tysons Corner (File:USA Today building.jpg). The following Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in the region: class "wikitable sortable" style "text-align:left" - !Company !Industry !Headquarters !Fortune 500 rank - AES Corporation Energy (Energy industry) data-sort-value "vaarlington"
'''WKYS''', the ''"Station for Interactive Hip Hop and R&B"'', is an American radio station broadcasting an Urban Contemporary radio format, that serves the greater Washington metropolitan area. Its transmitter is located on the same tower as WRC-TV. The station broadcasts from a class B (list of broadcast station classes) signal with an effective radiated power of 24,500 watts (24.5 kilowatts(kW) (kilowatt) on 93.9 MHz frequency. WKYS has a city of license of Washington, D.C., and is owned by Radio One (Radio One (Company)). Eventually the station was renamed '''WJFK'''. WJFK AM was originally simulcast with WJFK-FM, a talk radio station that serves the Washington metropolitan area. This change was precipitated by WJFK-FM's addition of Howard Stern, which was also on Infinity's stations in New York and Philadelphia. This simulcast brought Stern to the Baltimore market.
statistical area'' should not be confused with ''Metropolitan Division''. Political subdivisions The area includes the following counties, districts, and independent cities: District of Columbia * Washington, D.C. Maryland The following counties are categorized as part of the Washington–Arlington–Alexandria, DC–VA–MD–WV metropolitan statistical area: *Calvert County (Calvert County, Maryland) * Charles County, Maryland
Washington County Virginia Counties and independent cities (independent cities (Virginia)) (independent cities are listed under their surrounding county or parent county): The cities bordering more than one county (Alexandria (Alexandria, Virginia), Falls Church (Falls Church, Virginia) and Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg, Virginia)) are listed under the county they were part of before incorporation as a city. * Arlington County, Virginia Arlington County
that although Arlington County and the City of Alexandria act as the Virginia suburbs of the core business district of Washington, D.C., those regions are not suburbs of the Fairfax County core business district; Loudoun and Prince William Counties serve as Fairfax County's suburban region. All three counties together also help comprise the suburban jurisdictions to Washington, D.C.) Total Regions: 22 (6 Independent city (United States) independent
companies that conduct business directly with the Federal Government (many of these firms are referred to as 'Beltway Bandits' under the local vernacular). As a result, the Federal Government provides the underlying basis of the economy in the region. However, the Washington D.C. area is increasingly home to a diverse segment of businesses not directly related to the Federal Government. The Washington, D.C. area has the largest science and engineering work force
content_multi_image_0019.shtm title National Capital Region – Office of National Capital Region Coordination publisher Department of Homeland Security date December 21, 2005 accessdate 2008-01-09 archiveurl http: web.archive.org web 20071212055758 http: www.dhs.gov xabout content_multi_image_0019.shtm archivedate 2007-12-12 Another term used to describe the region is the '''DC Area'''. The area is referred to by a few as the '''DMV''', a shorthand for DC, Maryland
of this comment-- and the seventh-largest (List of Metropolitan Statistical Areas#United States) metropolitan area in the country. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 Composition 300px right thumb Satellite photo of the Washington metropolitan area (File:Washington STS090-712-040.jpg) File:Dc msa
cities , 15 counties, 1 district), plus 3 Maryland counties associated with unofficially (grand total 25) By geographic type: *Core (wikt:middle#Noun): 3 Regions (1 independent city, 1 county, 1 district) *Suburban: 12 Regions (5 independent cities, 7 counties) *Exurban: 8 Regions (1 independent city, 7 counties) By state: *Maryland: 5 Regions (0 independent cities, 5 counties) *Virginia: 15 Regions (6 independent cities, 9 counties) *West Virginia: 1 Region (0 independent
Lockheed Martin, the largest, as well as Raytheon, General Dynamics, BAE Systems, Northrup Grumman, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) (Computer Sciences Corporation), Science
– Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg, Virginia), Spotsylvania County (Spotsylvania County, Virginia) and Stafford County (Stafford County, Virginia) Bicycle sharing systems *Capital Bikeshare - Washington, D.C., Arlington, Virginia, Alexandria, Virginia, and Montgomery County, Maryland Culture Sports teams Listing of the professional sports teams in the Washington metropolitan area: * National Basketball Association (NBA
) ** Washington Wizards * Major League Baseball (MLB) ** Washington Nationals * National Football League (NFL) ** Washington Redskins * National Hockey League (NHL) ** Washington Capitals * Major League Soccer (MLS) ** D.C. United * Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) ** Washington Mystics * Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) ** Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Media The Washington
but use McLean (McLean, Virginia) addresses. Many large firms are based in Montgomery County (Montgomery County, Maryland), including Discovery Communications, Coventry Health Care, Lockheed Martin, Marriott International, Host Hotels & Resorts, Travel Channel, Ritz-Carlton, Robert Louis Johnson Companies (RLJ Cos), Choice Hotels, MedImmune, TV One (TV One (US TV network)), BAE Systems Inc, Hughes Network Systems, and GEICO.-->
; Arlington, Virginia 174 - Booz Allen Hamilton Defense (Defense contractor) data-sort-value "vamclean" McLean, Virginia (Tysons Corner (Tysons Corner, Virginia)) 443 - Capital One Finance (Financial institution) data-sort-value "vamclean" McLean, Virginia (Tysons Corner (Tysons Corner, Virginia)) 124 - Computer Sciences Corporation Defense (Defense contractor) data-sort-value "
institution Finance data-sort-value "vamclean" McLean, Virginia (Tysons Corner (Tysons Corner, Virginia)) 32 - Gannett Company Media (Mass media) data-sort-value "vamclean" McLean, Virginia (Tysons Corner (Tysons Corner, Virginia)) 481 - General Dynamics Defense (Defense contractor) data-sort-value "vafalls" Falls Church, Virginia 99 - Hilton Hotels Corporation Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc
47.3% ''184,499'' align "center" 0.1% ''593'' thumb right The southern portion of the Capital Beltway (File:Alexandria, Virginia (6045513083).jpg) along the Potomac River, featuring portions of Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Old Town Alexandria, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, and National Harbor, Maryland are visible. Politics The relative strength of the major political parties within the region is shown
The '''Washington metropolitan area''' is the metropolitan area centered on Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. The area includes all of the federal district and parts of the U.S. states of Maryland and Virginia, along with a small portion of West Virginia.
The U.S. Office of Management and Budget defines the area as the '''Washington–Arlington–Alexandria, DC–VA–MD–WV metropolitan statistical area''', a metropolitan statistical area used for statistical purposes by the United States Census Bureau and other agencies. The area includes as its principal cities Washington as well as the Virginia county of Arlington (Arlington County, Virginia) and city of Alexandria (Alexandria, Virginia). The Office of Management and Budget also includes the metropolitan statistical area as part of the larger Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area, which has a population of 9,331,587 as of the 2012 Census Estimate. State Totals: Vintage 2012 - U.S Census Bureau. Census.gov. Retrieved on 2013-08-16.
The area is also sometimes referred to as the '''National Capital Region''', particularly by federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security (United States Department of Homeland Security). url http: www.dhs.gov xabout content_multi_image_0019.shtm title National Capital Region – Office of National Capital Region Coordination publisher Department of Homeland Security date December 21, 2005 accessdate 2008-01-09 archiveurl http: web.archive.org web 20071212055758 http: www.dhs.gov xabout content_multi_image_0019.shtm archivedate 2007-12-12 Another term used to describe the region is the '''DC Area'''. The area is referred to by a few as the '''DMV''', a shorthand for DC, Maryland, and Virginia. url http: www.washingtonpost.com wp-dyn content article 2010 07 29 AR2010072905868.html title After initial obscurity, 'The DMV' nickname for Washington area picks up speed publisher Washington Post date July 30, 2010 The area in the region that is surrounded by Interstate 495 (Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway)) is also referred to as being "inside the Beltway (Inside the Beltway (region))". The city of Washington, which is at the center of the area, is referred to as "the District" because it is the federal District of Columbia, and is not part of any state. The Virginia portion of the region is known as Northern Virginia.
The Washington metropolitan area is the most educated and, by some measures, the most affluent metropolitan area in the United States. , the population of the Washington metropolitan area was estimated to be 5,860,342, making it the largest metropolitan area in the Census' Southeast (Southeastern United States) region and the seventh-largest (List of Metropolitan Statistical Areas#United States) metropolitan area in the country. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009