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The District of Columbia is divided into four quadrants with the Capitol Building as the center. The dividing streets are North Capitol, East Capitol, South Capitol, and the National Mall. The Mall is split between NW and SW. The Natural History Museum and American History Museum are in northwest DC and the Smithsonian Castle and Air and Space Museum are in southwest DC.
NW Washington DC (also known as Northwest DC) is located north of the National Mall and west of North Capitol Street. The largest of the four quadrants, NW Washington DC, contains most of the city’s federal buildings, tourist destinations, and wealthier neighborhoods. It encompasses the areas known as Penn Quarter, Foggy Bottom, Georgetown, Dupont Circle, Adams-Morgan, and Columbia Heights, among others.
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