Many years ago New York was the capital of the USA. Now it is one of the largest cities in the world. The population of New York is over 8 million people. The city is situated on several islands and has 5 districts. There are many bridges between the islands. New York is the main seaport, a financial, political and cultural centre of the country. Wall Street is the business centre of New York. Broadway is the longest street with the best restaurants, music halls, theatres, cinemas and shops.
New York stands on two rivers; the Hudson River and the East River. At the entrance to New York Harbor is the famous Statue of Liberty.
Washington is the capital of the United States of America. It is the seat of the American government. George Washington, the first American president, chose the place, where the city now stands to build the capital, and the city was named after him. It is difficult to find a park or a square in the town without a monument or a memorial. The best - known of them are: the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. The Capitol is the highest building in the town. It is the seat of the USA Congress. The White House is the residence of the USA President. Washington stands on the Potomac River. It is not a very big town.