This clock displays the current Washington D.C. time in both standard (AM/PM) and military (24-hour) formats, along with a real-time moving analog face. It also shows the current date, time zone , country, and continent information.

Washington DC Clock

Current Local Time in Washington DC

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City: Washington DC
State: District of Columbia
Country: United States
Continent: North America

Interesting Facts About Washington D.C.

Washington D.C., steeped in the annals of American history, stands as the fulcrum of governmental, cultural, and educational activities in the United States. Here are some enduring facts about this storied city.

Geography and Demographics

  • Location: Situated on the Potomac River, bordered by Maryland to the north and Virginia to the south.
  • Area: Encompasses a land area of 68.34 square miles.
  • Design: The city was designed by Pierre L’Enfant in the late 18th century, showcasing a grid street system interspersed with numerous roundabouts and diagonal avenues.


  • Significance: Hosts the principal buildings of the U.S. government, including the Capitol, White House, Supreme Court, and other federal agencies.
  • Local Governance: Though it has its own municipal governance, Congress possesses plenary jurisdiction over the district.

Time Zone

  • Standard Time: Eastern Standard Time (EST), aligning with UTC-5 hours.
  • Daylight Saving: Switches to Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), aligning with UTC-4 hours during applicable months.


  • Classification: Features a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons, contributing to a variety of cityscapes throughout the year.

Education and Culture

  • Institutions: Home to many renowned institutions like the Smithsonian Museums, the National Gallery of Art, and several higher education institutions including Georgetown University and Howard University.
  • Cultural Events: The city is the venue for numerous national events, including presidential inaugurations, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and Independence Day celebrations.


  • Public Transit: The Washington Metro serves as a key mode of transport alongside an extensive network of bus routes.
  • Airports: The city is served by three major airports: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, primarily for domestic flights, and Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport for both domestic and international travel.


  • Historical Monuments: Features several iconic structures such as the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
  • Parks and Recreation: Includes numerous parks like Rock Creek Park, offering green space and recreational activities within the urban setting.

Washington D.C.’s rich tapestry of political, cultural, and historical landmarks, coupled with its unique status as the U.S. capital, makes it an endlessly fascinating city for residents and visitors alike. It remains a symbolic space where the past and present of American democracy are deeply interwoven.