Washington, D.C., is geographically confused. Not only does it lack state status, but it seems the nation can't fully decide whether the district is in the North or the South. Proponents for the latter will point to its swampy history and high humidity—and let's not forget the Mason-Dixon line. But culturally it seems to share more in common with Boston, Philadelphia, and New York. However, with its white marble columns and stiff-faced past presidents, the city never lets you forget you're in the nation's capital.