Northwest (Washington, D.C.)

Northwest (NW or N.W.) is the northwestern quadrant of Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, and is located north of the National Mall and west of North Capitol Street. It is the largest of the four quadrants of the city (NW, NE, SW and SE), and it includes the central business district, the Federal Triangle, and the museums along the northern side of the National Mall, as well as many of the District's historic neighborhoods.

Politically, Northwest is made up of parts of Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, with Wards 1 and 3 being the only wards located entirely within the quadrant.[1]

Northwest, Washington, D.C.

Northwest
Quadrant of Washington, D.C.
Color-enhanced USGS satellite image of Washington, D.C., taken April 26, 2002. The "crosshairs" in the image mark the quadrant divisions of Washington, with the U.S. Capitol at the center of the dividing lines. To the west of the Capitol extends the National Mall, visible as a slight green band in the image. The Northwest quadrant is the largest, located north of the Mall and west of North Capitol Street.
Color-enhanced USGS satellite image of Washington, D.C., taken April 26, 2002. The "crosshairs" in the image mark the quadrant divisions of Washington, with the U.S. Capitol at the center of the dividing lines. To the west of the Capitol extends the National Mall, visible as a slight green band in the image. The Northwest quadrant is the largest, located north of the Mall and west of North Capitol Street.
Country United States
District Washington, D.C.

Geography

Northwest includes the following 56 neighborhoods:

Landmarks

Northwest contains many college campuses, including American University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Howard University, and the University of the District of Columbia. The Capital One Arena, home of the Washington Wizards, the Washington Capitals, and the Georgetown Hoyas as well as the venue for many concerts and other events, is located in the District's Chinatown in Northwest. The National Cathedral, the White House, Rock Creek Park, and Embassy Row are also located in this quadrant.

Transportation

Northwest is bounded by the Potomac River on the west, Western Avenue and Eastern Avenue to the north, North Capitol Street to the east, and the National Mall to the south. Other principal roads include Connecticut Avenue between Chevy Chase and the White House, Wisconsin Avenue between Friendship Heights and Georgetown, Pennsylvania Avenue between Georgetown and the Capitol, K Street, Massachusetts Avenue (home to Embassy Row), and 16th Street.

Northwest is served by all six lines of the Washington Metro: the Orange, Silver, Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green Lines. Many Metrobus lines run through the quadrant, as well as the DC Circulator.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Map of the Wards of the District of Columbia" (PDF). DC.gov. Office of Planning. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
14th Street (Washington, D.C.)

14th Street NW/SW is a street in Northwest and Southwest quadrants of Washington, D.C., located 1.25 miles (2.01 km) west of the U.S. Capitol. It runs from the 14th Street Bridge north to Eastern Avenue.

Northbound U.S. Route 1 runs along 14th Street from the bridge to Constitution Avenue, where it turns east with US 50. US 1 southbound previously used 15th Street NW due to the ban on left turns from westbound Constitution Avenue to 14th Street, but it now uses the Ninth Street Tunnel, five blocks to the east. 14th Street crosses the National Mall and runs near the White House and through the western side of Washington's Logan Circle neighborhood.

Because it connects to one of the main bridges crossing the Potomac River into Virginia, 14th Street has always been a major transportation corridor. It was the location of one of the first streetcar lines, and today it is the location of several afternoon carpooling "slug lines", which allow commuters to meet the high-occupancy vehicle requirements of I-395, the Henry G. Shirley Memorial Highway.

16th Street NW

16th Street Northwest is a prominent north-south thoroughfare in the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. Part of the street is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Sixteenth Street Historic District.Part of Pierre L'Enfant's design for the city, 16th Street begins just north of the White House across Lafayette Park at H Street and continues due north in a straight line passing K Street, Scott Circle, Meridian Hill Park, Rock Creek Park, and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center before crossing Eastern Avenue into Silver Spring, Maryland, where it ends at Georgia Avenue. From K Street to the District line, 16th Street is part of the National Highway System. The Maryland portion of the street is designated Maryland State Highway 390. The entire street is 7 1⁄2 miles (12.1 km) long.

The Washington meridian, a prime meridian once in use in the United States, follows the street.

Embassy of Algeria in Washington, D.C.

The Embassy of Algeria in Washington, D.C. is the Republic of Algeria's diplomatic mission to the United States. It is located at 2118 Kalorama Road, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Kalorama neighborhood. The Ambassador is H.E. Madjid Bouguerra, who is concurrently the non-resident ambassador to the nation(s) of: Barbados.

Embassy of Angola in Washington, D.C.

The Embassy of Angola in Washington, D.C. is the Republic of Angola's diplomatic mission to the United States.

It is located at 2100-2108 16th Street Northwest, Washington, D.C.. The embassy also operates consulates-general in Houston and New York City.The Ambassador is Agostinho Tavares da Silva Neto.

Embassy of Belize in Washington, D.C.

The Embassy of the Belize in Washington, D.C. is the diplomatic mission of Belize to the United States. It is located at 2535 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Embassy Row neighborhood.The Ambassador is Daniel Gutierez.

Embassy of Cote d'Ivoire in Washington, D.C.

The Embassy of Côte d'Ivoire in Washington, D.C. is the diplomatic mission of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire to the United States. It is located at 2424 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Embassy Row neighborhood.The Ambassador is Daouda Diabate.

Embassy of Grenada in Washington, D.C.

The Embassy of Grenada in Washington, D.C. is Grenada's diplomatic mission to the United States. The building is located at 1701 New Hampshire Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Dupont Circle neighborhood.The Ambassador of Grenada to the United States is Dr. Ethelstan Angus Friday.

Embassy of Liberia in Washington, D.C.

The Embassy of Liberia in Washington, D.C. is the diplomatic mission of the Republic of Liberia to the United States. It is located at 5201 16th Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. in the 16th Street Heights neighborhood.The ambassador is Charles A. Minor.

Embassy of Malawi in Washington, D.C.

The Embassy of Malawi in Washington, D.C. is the diplomatic mission of the Republic of Malawi to the United States. It is located at 2408 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Embassy Row neighborhood.

The Ambassador is Dr. Necton Mhura.

It was located at 1029 Vermont Avenue, N.W.

Embassy of Monaco in Washington, D.C.

The Embassy of Monaco in Washington, D.C. is the diplomatic mission of the Principality of Monaco to the United States and Canada. The Embassy's Chancery is located at 888 17th Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C., near Farragut Square in Northwest Washington, D.C., while the Ambassador's Residence, once the home of President Warren Harding, is located in Washington's Kalorama neighborhood.

The Ambassador is Maguy Maccario Doyle, who is also concurrently accredited to Canada, and the Permanent Observer of Monaco to the Organization of American States.

Embassy of Oman in Washington, D.C.

The Embassy of Oman in Washington, D.C. is the Sultanate of Oman's diplomatic mission to the United States. It is located at 2535 Belmont Road Northwest, Washington, D.C. in the Kalorama neighborhood.The Ambassador is Hunaina al-Mughairy.

Embassy of Portugal, Washington, D.C.

The Portuguese Embassy in Washington, D.C. is the diplomatic mission of the Portuguese Republic to the United States.

The building is located at 2012 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Embassy Row neighborhood.

Embassy of Tajikistan in Washington, D.C.

The Embassy of Tajikistan in Washington, D.C. is the Republic of Tajikistan's diplomatic mission to the United States. It's located at 1005 New Hampshire Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the West End neighborhood.The Ambassador is H.E. Mr.Farhod Salim.

Embassy of Thailand in Washington, D.C.

The Thai Embassy in Washington, D.C. (Thai: สถานเอกอัครราชทูตไทย ณ กรุงวอชิงตัน ดีซี) is the diplomatic mission of the Kingdom of Thailand to the United States. The embassy is located at 1024 Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C. in the Georgetown neighborhood.The ambassador is Vijavat Isarabhakdi.

Embassy of Timor-Leste in Washington, D.C.

The Embassy of Timor-Leste (East Timor) in Washington, D.C. is the diplomatic mission of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to the United States. It is located at 3415 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Embassy Row neighborhood.The Ambassador is Constancio da Conceição Pinto.

Embassy of Venezuela, Washington, D.C.

The Embassy of Venezuela in Washington, D.C. is the diplomatic mission of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United States. The embassy is located at 1099 30th Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C. in the Georgetown neighborhood.The embassy also operates Consulates-General in Boston, Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Houston and New OrleansThe current ambassador is Sanchez Arvelaiz, who serves as the charge d'affaires of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C.

K Street (Washington, D.C.)

K Street is a major thoroughfare in the United States capital of Washington, D.C. known as a center for numerous lobbyists and advocacy groups. In political discourse, "K Street" has become a metonym for Washington's lobbying industry since many lobbying firms were traditionally located on the section in Northwest Washington which passes from Georgetown through a portion of downtown D.C. Since the late 1980s, however, many of the largest lobbying firms have moved out; as of 2012, only one of the top-20 lobbying firms has a K Street address.

Madison Place

Madison Place is a one-block street located in northwest Washington, D.C., across from the White House. It forms the eastern border of Lafayette Square (the northernmost part of President's Park) between Pennsylvania Avenue and H Street NW. Buildings on Madison Place include the Howard T. Markey National Courts Building, the Benjamin Ogle Tayloe House, the Cutts-Madison House, and the Treasury Building Annex. The street is part of the Lafayette Square Historic District.

P Street

P Street refers to four different streets within the city of Washington, D.C. The streets were named by President George Washington in 1791 as part of a general street naming program, in which east-west running streets were named alphabetically and north-south running streets numerically.

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