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Where is the Pentagon

The Pentagon is the building of the United States Department of Defense, from which the American armed forces are controlled — the land army, navy, air force, and marine corps. The Pentagon is also called the US Department of Defense itself.

 

The Pentagon is located in Arlington (Virginia) on the banks of the Potomac River, opposite the US capital, Washington. This building is one of the most famous buildings in the world, it is often shown on TV, in news releases. The word "Pentagon" means "pentagon". The fact is that the construction of the building has five pentagons, one inside the other. In the central pentagon on the open-air platform there is a garden. The Pentagon is a real small city with everything necessary for life, but above all it is a huge cluster of offices and offices that make up one of the largest office complexes in the world.

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Every day come to work in the Pentagon approx. 30 thousand people, including not only military, but also civil servants. On September 11, 2001, following the terrorist attack on the twin towers in New York, one of the planes hijacked by terrorists crashed into the Pentagon, damaging the left outer part of the building.

 

 The most interesting facts

The total area of ​​the Pentagon premises is 604,000 sq. In the building there are 7,754 windows, 284 bathrooms, 131 stairs and over 28 km of corridors.

 

The Pentagon is huge, but its architecture is such that the distance between the two outermost points of the building is overcome in 7 minutes.

 

Arlington is also famous for a military cemetery where soldiers who died in two world wars, presidents, chairmen of the Supreme Court and astronauts are buried.

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