About Arlington Virginia
Arlington County is located in Northern Virginia and is located directly across the Potomac River from the nation’s capital Washington DC. Arlington County is approximate, 26 square miles. It is the smallest county in the United States. Arlington was originally part of the area surveyed for the nation’s capital, it was returned to the Commonwealth of Virginia by the U.S. Congress in 1846. This area was known as Alexandria City and Alexandria County until 1920 when the county portion was renamed Arlington County. It is the location of Arlington National Cemetery, the Iwo Jima Memorial, and the Pentagon. The Iwo Jima Memorial is located near Arlington cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. The Estimated population of Arlington Virginia in 2005 was 195,965 a 3.5% chance from the 2000 census.