Washington metropolitan area

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military medical

'''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.


reston

*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 "


energy industry

; 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"


defense

Washingtonpost.com date 2007-05-06 accessdate 2012-11-19 first Kirstin last Downey The various agencies of the Federal Government employ over 140,000 professionals in the Washington D.C. area. A sizable number in the Washington D.C. area work for defense and civilian contracting

''' Not limited to its proximity to the National Institutes of Health, Maryland's Washington suburbs are a major center for biotechnology. Prominent local biotech companies include MedImmune, The Institute for Genomic Research, Human Genome Sciences, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. '''Defense contracting''' Many defense contractors are based in the region to be close to the Pentagon in Arlington. Local defense contractors include

Lockheed Martin, the largest, as well as Raytheon, General Dynamics, BAE Systems, Northrup Grumman, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) (Computer Sciences Corporation), Science


prominent local

'''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.


largest science

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


years running

''' The Washington, D.C. metro area has held the top spot in the American College of Sports Medicine's annual American Fitness Index (ACSM American Fitness Index) ranking of the United States' 50 most populous metropolitan areas for two years running. The report cites, among other things, the high average fitness level and healthy eating habits of residents, the widespread availability of health care and facilities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, and parks, low rates of obesity and tobacco use


largest building

'''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.


professional sports

– 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 '''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.


Mclean

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

Washington metropolitan area

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

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