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The last one can lead to some strange situations: for instance, usually you expect prices to be higher in a major city than in its surrounding suburbia, but Philadelphia's eastern suburbs are in New Jersey, which has higher taxes than Pennsylvania (but lower than New York), meaning that people can (and do) go the city to buy things like alcohol and cigarettes at a cheaper price.
Finally, while most of these things are legal to buy in one state and take into another (i.e.
One of the original Thirteen Colonies, and (along with Massachusetts) one of the main centers of leadership of The American Revolution and early Republic.For all of its wealthy politicians and lobbyists, the District has a reputation for being a Wretched Hive.It once had the highest murder rate in the nation, which has since gone down, but drug use, gang violence and HIV infection remain problematic.Long guns (i.e., rifles and shotguns) can be purchased out of state if the buyer can legally purchase a gun in the seller's state, nonresidents driving through may typically possess firearms legal in their home state, so long as they are unloaded and inaccessible (i.e. Marijuana, meanwhile, is illegal to transport across any state line, even if both states permit sale and possession - to say nothing of the fact that possession itself remains illegal in many states, meaning you can cheerfully pay taxes to one state government and be thrown in jail by another, should you travel the wrong direction with your new purchase, a situation that applies to almost no other object or substance. Area: 68mi2 / 177km2 Population: 693,972 (metro area of 6,131,977) The Federal District of Columbia—also known as Washington, D. (not to be confused with the state of Washington below)—is the national capital, created when the new government decided that it should have a capital city that was not part of any state and was centrally located in the border region between the North and South.The reason for this was twofold: to reduce any appearance of favoritism, and to prevent a situation where the local militia could hold the government hostage, which nearly happened during the Pennsylvania Mutiny of 1783.