The Washington DC flag has 2 aspects by which it is defined: the three red stars and the two red stripes.
The design is based on the coat of arms for the family of George Washington.
- The flag is also referred to as the "3 stars and 2 bars"
- The flag was officially adopted in 1938 based on a design by graphic designer Charles Dunn
- Washigton DC's flag has been voted as the best US city flag according to a 2004 survey from the North American Vexillogical Association website
- In 1791/1792, the borders of the federal district were surveyed and boundary stones were placed at each mile point. Many of these stones still exist
- Residents from the district do not have any voting representation in Congress (although they do have a non-voting representative). They also do not have any representation in the US Senate