Southwest (Washington, D.C.)

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Southwest (SW or S.W.) is the southwestern quadrant of Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, and is located south of the National Mall and west of South Capitol Street. It is the smallest quadrant of the city, and contains a small number of named neighborhoods and districts, including Bellevue, Southwest Federal Center, the Southwest Waterfront, Buzzard Point, and the military installation known as Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling.

Color-enhanced USGS satellite image of Washington, D.C., with the crosshairs in the image marking the quadrant divisions of Washington, D.C., with the U.S. Capitol at the center of the dividing lines. To the west of the Capitol is the National Mall, visible as a slight green band in the image. The Southwest quadrant is the smallest, located mostly on a fairly narrow strip of land along the Potomac River, which is the large river running from the upper left corner to the bottom center of the image.