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Arlington Overview

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Founded 9 July 1846

Arlington County is an urban county of about 203,000 residents in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the U.S., directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. [1] Formerly part of the District of Columbia, the land now comprising the county was retroceded to Virginia in a July 9, 1846, act of Congress that took effect in 1847.

Despite being a county, it is considered a Central City of the Washington, D.C. area by the Census, along with neighboring Washington and Alexandria. It is usually rendered "Arlington" or "Arlington, Virginia" by people and the media. At a land area of 26 square miles (67 km²), it is geographically the smallest self-governing county in the United States.

The County is the location of Arlington National Cemetery, National Airport and the Pentagon.

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