Monday, June 16, 2008

Embassies of Washington

Address: 2121 R Street NW
Embassy Address: 2000 L Street NW, Suite 407
George W. Bush, Head of State
Benigno R. Fitial, Governor
Unknown, Ambassador
Geographical Location: South Pacific
Capital: Saipan
Population: 84,546
Primary Industries: Agriculture, bauxite mining, gold mining, timber, shrimp fishing, minerals, and sugar.

* The Northern Mariana Islands, along with Guam to the south, are in political union with the United States. As such, they are a territory/portectorate of the U.S. which means they have a non-voting representative in the U.S. House of Representative.

Address: 1701 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Elizabeth II, Queen
Sir Daniel Williams, Governor General
Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister
Denis G. Antoine, Ambassador
Geographical Location: The Caribbean
Capital: St. George's
Population: 110,000
Primary Industries: Spices (cinnamon, cloves, ginger, mace, allspice, orange/citrus peels, wild coffee, and nutmeg), tourism, and eco-tourism.

The Embassy of the Republic of Nicaragua

Address: 1627 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Arturo Cruz, Jr., Ambassador
Geographical Location: Central America
Capital: Managua
Population: 5.6 million
Primary Industries: Agriculture (bananas, coffee, sugar, beef, and tobacco), rum, and tourism (including eco- and agri-tourism.)

Address: 1708 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Embassy Address: 2000 L Street NW, Suite 407
Isaias Afewerki, President
Ghirmai Ghebremariam, Ambassador
Geographical Location: East Africa
Capital: Asmara
Population: 4.4 million
Primary Industries: Subsistence agriculture and fishing, mining, and tourism.

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 4/08


Barbara said...

Great photo series!

Maya said...

I like the top one with all the colorful buildings. The Grenada one is beautiful too. Such a big brick building!

D.C. Confidential said...

Barbara: Welcome! And thank you!

Maya: I like the top one, too. That yellow house with the blue trim always makes me smile when I drive past it.