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20813, 20814, 20816, 20817, 20824, 20827, 20889, 20892, 20894

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The population of Bethesda is approximately 58,621 (2007), 60858 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 24,368 (2000), 25512 (2010).

The amount of land area in Bethesda is 34.0 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Bethesda is 13.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.123 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bethesda to Washington DC is 7 miles. The distance to the Maryland state capital is 35 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bethesda is positioned 38.98 degrees north of the equator and 77.12 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Bethesda elevation is 318 feet above sea level.
Bethesda per capita income is $58,479 (2000).
Bethesda median income is $127,196 (2007).

The Bethesda median home price is $932,800 (2007).

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Bethesda location: in central Maryland about two miles from Somerset and about eight miles from Washington, D.C.. Other nearby communities include Chevy Chase, Friendship Village, Cabin John-Brookmont, Glen Echo, Chevy Chase Village, Chevy Chase Section Five.

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Bethesda history:

Bethesda is named for a local church, the Bethesda Presbyterian Church which was built in 1820. It was named for Jerusalem's Pool of Bethesda. It is one of the most affluent and educated areas of the entire country.

The area is located on what was once an old Native American Trail. In the early 1800's, the trail was made into a toll road to transport crops such as tobacco between Georgetown and Frederick. In the early 1900's parts of the road were paved. When the area post office opened in 1871, the name of Bethesda was taken from the church and gradually the area adopted the name.
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Bethesda attractions:

Bethesda Naval Hospital is located here. The President of the United States has his annual physical here.

Many large companies, such as Lockheed Martin and Marriott International have their headquarters here. Many financial institutions also headquarter here.

Downtown Bethesda interactive guide

National Institute of Health
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20892

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